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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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I loved the 'can do' attitude, no matter the experience level of the client. They gave me a lot of confidence that no matter your experience level or physical fitness level, this can be done.Traci B.

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

The training was exactly what I was looking for. Yvonne and Lucy are AMAZING women, and I feel very luck to have had the chance to learn from them.Andrea W.

I learned so much on this trip, like how to fit my backpack, how to set up my tent, how to start a fire, how to cross a river and how to be a responsible backpacker. I was surprised that we got the chance to try so many varieties of backpacking food.Junlan L.

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.

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

I don't think you could have done anything better. Your attention to detail and consideration for others are tremendous. Everything was top-notch. Thank you!Shauna M.

A perfect "beginning".... Our leaders were educated, informative, sharing, real and FUN! Andy was aware of each participants needs, comforts and limitations.Terri J.

I loved the caving and rappelling- really physically and mentally challenging ourselves. Kristy is such a calm moderator and speaker creating a trusting environment where we felt so accepted for who we are. This enabled everyone to share without fear or embarrassment of showing our emotions. I loved all the various activities with yoga in the mix to relax the body and mind. Mary U.

I thought the experience was great. I came to just hike and see the beautiful scenery but I truly learned a great deal from all of you.Rachel M.

Excellent guide and location!Erin V.

It was a great trip! Our section of trail in the Roan highlands provided great diversity and a nice sample of what life is like on the Appalachian trail.Charley S.

Perfect distance each day, Andy flexible when appropriate. Awesome section of trail - good mix of scenery. Cool hostel - good experience. Loved the documents to read through. Andy truly taught us vs. just doing for us. Overall great experience!Toni M.

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

Well organized and informative. I really liked the ability to hike the AT with an experienced guide. I got out of this what I hoped for and then some. The experience accelerated my learning curve and ability to do multi-day backpacking trips.Rick J.

All the workshops were were very interactive and gave me a chance to try new techniques. I would not change a thing.Jackie C.

It was perfect. I liked the challenge on the trail and the size of the group is great. Perfect trip. Would like to be able to do more.Andrea W.

This trip was amazing! It was well organized. Great group of people, beautiful hiking that was challenging but so much fun and very rewarding. I loved the workshops and the whole experience. Would go again!Andrea W.

Your talent of welcoming and creating a comfortable atmosphere for All the backpackers is quite impressive. The entire backpacking trip was well planned and quite informative. Thank you so much!Gayle B.

This was a wonderful way to test out if I still wanted to backpack after all these years. Andy was very helpful and gave some incredible workshops with Yvonne.John S.

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

The challenge of the weather made the trip better. Being harder built my confidence. Andy and Lucy are AWESOME guides.Mike L.