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Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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The program covers the ethics behind Leave No Trace principles and why we all should try our best to be good stewards of our environment. Captain Blue's leadership and interpersonal skills were second to none. He is the consummate professional but keeps the atmosphere relaxed, fun and flexible. Thank you for exceeding my expectations.Dirk W.

The schedule was good. One week was perfect. Work/play ratio was great.Sterling D.

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.

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.

I liked learning the principles of Leave No Trace. It is nice to know your program leaders have such a true passion in what they do.Linda H.

Everything was fabulous!! I'm not sure I could begin to pick just one thing I liked best!Gina B.

This was my first backpacking experience and I feel like I learned so much. All of the workshops were informative.Robin T.

I wouldn't have changed a thing! I really enjoyed the dinner samples and playing the LNT ethics game. From start to finish, the whole trip was fun, educational and well-planned. Summer K.

I loved the whole experience. This was a great trip, the mini training sessions were great and our guides were experienced and willing to share their stories and offer great suggestions and advice.Joy W.

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.

Every detail of the hike was well planned. The information provided beforehand was very useful and Andy's guidance during the hike enabled us all to have a great experience. I enjoyed the challenge. It was an amazing experience!Bill K.

Amazing company and absolutely beautiful weather in the great outdoors. Yes, I even enjoyed the fresh down pour of rain on our way out! The trip after the trip was truly joyful.Kathie V.

Andy and Lucy kept the group laughing and learning the whole time. Your efforts made the trip feel safe and so much fun. I had an awesome time and want to do it again!Linda M.

I enjoyed meeting new people and conversing with them.Ned P.

Amazing lovely ladies with fun hearts! Attention to all of the details!Sally H.

The entire trip was great. I was at ease as soon as I met all the guides. They were professional and made the trip a fun learning experience, even in the rain. I couldn't ask for a better program to learn backpacking skills. I'm thankful I signed up. Thank you for a great adventure!Catie H.

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

I really liked talking to the guides about their experiences. They made me feel very comfortable asking questions. The only thing I would have changed was for it to be warmer! ;).Andrea C.

The guides were terrific! Very kind and encouraging. The workshops were very informative- but I most just enjoyed all the stories and great tips that were shared throughout the trip. This was the best thing I have done for myself in a long time!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.Laura H.

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.

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

I would not change a thing. Andy is very patient and a great teacher. I learned much on this hike.Michele D.