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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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I had a wonderful time this weekend. The guide did a great job leading, and teaching us the skills we need to be successful backpackers.Terra D.

Thank you very much for a very fun backpacking trip/workshop. We leaned a lot and really enjoyed the trip. We will see you again on future backpacking trips!Shao Z.

Given the challenging weather conditions, the trip was a fabulous success. I participated with a friend to encourage her to learn more about backpacking and build some confidence.Lana P.

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.

Excellent!Tanya M.

The accommodations were awesome and really enjoyed the variety of evening activities.Barb K.

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.

It was a great outdoor adventure that was emotionally, psychologically, and physically refreshing.Karen P.

Just wanted to let you know what a spectacular weekend we had. I could not have been happier signing up for this trip. For a while, I've been wanting to do more backpacking, but just now brave enough or confident enough to venture out on my own. Nancy B.

We had an absolutely perfect weekend. The hiking pace was nice, the workshops were informative, and evening at the campfire trying out various types of freeze dried food and stoves was a blast. Thank you for a wonderful time.Sophia Z.

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.

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.

I loved the trip and enjoyed it throughly! I was anxious before the trip because I wasn't sure if I brought the right items but Andy made me feel confident in my pack right by reviewing its contents and telling my why I needed/didn't need certain items.Ashley V.

Everything was so organized and fun and laid back. Can't remember when I have been so pleased with a group outing. Andy and Yvonne were so helpful. They constantly showed care and concern for every hiker. It will definitely be a cherished memory.Terry B.

This was a great workshop. Eira. T.

The hands-on workshops with water filters and fire building were especially helpful to me. There was much value in having a guide with Yvonne's vast experience to talk to women about backpacking safety and other issues from a female perspective. Laurie J.

Fantastic trip and a great time. Looking forward to participating in more events!Shawn L.

It was great being able to stay in cabins, not camp out. The friendly and involved park staff made the event a sure success.Frank C.

I loved the scenery and the knowledge that the guides possess! They always have a great tip for each scenario. Only experience can teach that! Very easy to talk to! Can't wait for our next trip!Joe T.

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

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The trip was absolutely fabulous and Andy and our group of adventurers were upbeat and positive even with mother nature throwing us a few unexpected curve balls. I would do another trip in a heartbeat!Paige