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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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I enjoyed a challenging backpacking experience. Andy is very knowledgeable and is always willing to help and answer questions.Bill K.

It was perfect the way it was. Just enough time to "get your feet wet" I like there are other courses that build from this experience.Andrea W.

This was an excellent introductory course, and we look forward to enrolling in a Level II course as soon as our schedule allows.Terra D.

I had a wonderful experience.Karen P.

The trip was a wonderful experience and one I never thought I would get to have.Cara S.

Andy's guidance was probably the best part of the trip and made me feel at ease.Ashley V.

Thank you Again Andy for a Wonderful Weekend. Beautiful Scenery, Perfect Weather and a GREAT group of Hiking Friends. These trips definitely allow me to go to places I would NEVER venture out on my own.Kimberly S.

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

I especially enjoyed the creek crossing! I was also very glad to learn about additional techniques for hanging bear bags and all sorts of general safety tips. I can't think of anything I would change - even glad I now know how to handle backpacking in the rain.Jessica C.

Thank you for leading and educating me on an adventure I will never forget. Most importantly thank you for your smiles, laughter and fun. Andy, mission accomplished.Bob H.

Thank you for the incredible amount of knowledge shared - the hands on experience made me ready for the next step - let's do an intermediate hike!Tara S.

I absolutely loved this trip! Everything about the trip was perfect thanks to Andy and Yvonne. I had a blast, learned a lot and wish it would never end!Lucy W.

I liked our accommodations, food, and evening activities. I enjoyed meeting the Carter Cave park staff.Debbie B.

Andy, you couldn't be any better than what you are! We learned so much and you made us feel so comfortable and made it all fun!Gina B.

I enjoyed this backpacking trip very much. Andy did a great job (as usual) with drawing everyone together into a warm and friendly group.Wes B.

I liked the info about what to pack and how to pack it. This was the most helpful for me. I also learned about the wonders of trekking poles, which I now love.Carri W.

The guides were very helpful and accommodating.Jim H.

I wouldn't change a thing! This was an absolutely wonderful experience! Every detail was planned and well thought out by our guide. I wouldn't have any hestitation in recommending this trip to a someone who has never backpacked, a beginning backpacker or someone who want to brush up on their skills. I am really looking forward to attending OAC trips in the future. Thanks so much for an excellent experience!Amanda R.

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 loved everything. I came home and weighed everything in my pack. Teresa A.

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

The course, workshops, guides and time spent was excellent and I hope to do other courses in the future.Joe V.