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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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This trip was a wonderful experience. It was FUN, and the workshops were so informative. I feel the confidence to repeat this adventure on my own. The section of the AT is simply spectacular! This adventure is so inspiring! I will definitely do this trip again and hope some of my friends will too.Edda K.

I liked that everyone was encouraged to do/try each activity but that no one was made to feel badly if they did not want to do something. It seems that everyone accomplished what they hoped and that people overcame their fears, too!Amanda L.

I thought the way the workshops were spread throughout the trip worked very well. I appreciated how candid the guides were in their presentations and in response to questions.Eunice H.

We learned a lot of new information about how to prepare ourselves for backpacking. It was great to be able to rent some equipment and try it out before making the investment in backpacking equipment. I also loved that you tailored the information to what folks wanted to know. Wonderful experience overall!Kari M.

I loved the whole experience and can't wait to go on more trips to continue to expand my knowledge.Margy R.

Andy shared his knowledge and led in a very polite and professional way throughout the trip. He went above and beyond to see all participants were safe, learning and enjoying the trip. The materials provided were extremely useful. Am not certain anything should be changed however I would like to be able to attend again, perhaps enjoying a longer hike.Diana B.

I loved everything. All of the activities were well planned and coordinated. I appreciated that I didn't have to "think" I just showed up and everything was taken care of. The night of fellowship was a great time to share and get to know one another.Sarah K.

Very well organized trip with workshops. Andy, you are amazing!Kris S.

I loved being able to experience what it was like to hike the AT on my own. I liked finding my pace and having a goal location to find along the way. It was a wonderful experience!!Sara D.

The guides made everyone feel welcome and safe.Nicole L.

I thought the hike and workshop were excellent. I think even experienced backpackers can benefit from this workshop.Ned P.

It was just a fantastic experience and I now have new memories and new friends for life!Rupa F.

I loved being on the trails and being with experienced guides that shared their knowledge. The guides worked hard to ensure everyone had an enjoyable learning experience. Great Job! Thank you for making the opportunity possible.Odie B.

Overall a great trip, lots of information about backpacking learned. I hope to do Level II trip with you soon.Bernie B.

What can I say - I DID IT!!!! It was not as bad as I feared, and better than I hoped.Jane G.

The guides were really informative, and everything was presented in a manner where it was a fun and learning experience.Ben K.

Andy and his team are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They provided valuable beginner backpacker information in a welcoming and encouraging environment.Terra D.

I liked everything!Lori D.

I am so appreciative of the gentle manner in which Andy guides, coaches, encourages you to learn and grow. He sets you up so you feel confident to tackle a backpacking trip on your own. Traci B.

I really, really enjoyed this program. I thought the workshops were interesting and informational. I really liked that you showed us different things like with the stoves and how to bear proof our food. I appreciated that we went slow and had breaks to ease us into backpacking. It was informative and fun. Thank you!Maggie U.

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

I loved the entire experience! I hope to go on additional trips in the future!Cindy S.