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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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The guides went above and beyond to make sure "everyone" had a good time. I would recommend this for any one interested in hiking regardless of experience level.Myron H.

This trip was one of the best times I've had in a long time. I'm not really sure what I would change. The gear list was very clear. The guides were very open and helpful with there thoughts on different gear and tips to make things easier. Thanks for a great trip. Jeremy L.

Enthusiastic knowledgeable guides make the workshop fun and educational. Amanda L.

I absolutely enjoyed the trip and the workshops. I'm hooked and wanting to learn more about back country backpacking and go on more trips.Paula H.

It was a great time and Iíll just echo what has already been said. Thank you Andy and everyone else for your advice and laughter.Robb C.

Guides were great. Perfect team that complemented each other perfectly. Very patient and addressed everyone's unique needs.Toni M.

What an amazing trip with an incredible group of people! Thank you for all you did to make the trip extra special!Lisa S.

Motivational. This backpacking trip was exactly what I needed to encourage me to continue.Mike D.

I enjoyed every aspect of this trip. The guides were the greatest. I hope to backpack with you again soon.Cathy F.

It was good getting new practical information on backpacking skills. I enjoyed learning how to cross streams. Thanks for your attention to all the pieces that made it a great trip!Mary Ellen B

I loved all aspects of the trip, well....except that 28lb pack was not so pleasant the first hour, but after some adjustments by the guides, it wasn't difficult. I did not want the weekend to end! All the guides were so helpful, friendly, and full of information from their own various personal experiences. I will definitely do this again!Bridget M.

Totally enjoyed the experience and new knowledge obtained.Gregg W.

This was a wonderful experience that increased my confidence not only in my ability to backpack but in myself in general. There is nothing I would change.Jackie B.

I didn't know much about the ethics of backpacking until this weekend. I now know how important it is to apply the "Leave No Trace Principles" while in the woods. I had FUN and that matters most. Thank you again for being awesome organizers!Sarah N.

I feel more confident for future backpacking trips. I learned much more than I anticipated. Thank you.Charley S.

I had a wonderful experience.Karen P.

Had a great time! Guides were very knowledgeable and I loved how they shared their personal experiences and answered all questions thoughtfully and honestly. I will definitely take an advanced workshop.Mike K.

This trip far exceeded my expectations.Nancy B.

Just cant wait for a longer trip!!Darlene A.

What I liked the best was the core Leave No Trace principles that laid the foundation for the entire trip--outdoor ethics. The importance of respect for nature and minimizing the human footprint had personal impact for me.Karen P.

We have an excellent safety record at Outdoor Adventure Connection. But on other trips we have been called upon to help. Read More

What an absolutely wonderful weekend this was! It was refreshing, challenging, relaxing, fun, therapeutic, inspiring, energizing, esteem building, educational and informative. The weekend was filled with new and unique experiences for me - caving, yoga, yoga in a cave, gourmet dining. Loved all of the caves we were able to see on the hikes and also the ones we were able to explore. I didn't realize how fun it would be to get up close and personal with a cave by crawling in the dirt on hands and knees. Sign me up for the next retreat!Karen P.