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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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I think it was great to have a woman as one of the instructors, its a great inspiration to hear from an accomplished and confident woman.Terry C.

What I liked the best was the core Leave No Trace principles that laid the foundation for the entire trip--outdoor ethics. The importance of respect for nature and minimizing the human footprint had personal impact for me.Karen P.

The guides are knowledgable and their presentations were relevant to our needs as beginners. Both were positive and encouraging in their approach to us. The program exceeded my expectations!Bill K.

Workshops were very helpful - a wide range of equipment was displayed to give us a good idea of the options available.P.T.

I learned lots of little tips for efficient backpacking and met some great new hiking buddies.Tali H.

Our guides were the best! Seriously, their experience, knowledge, patience, advice was outstanding.Name Withheld

I had the most fun together on Saturdat night and then it was over! Would be nice to have had one more night! The guides were awesome. The park was just beautiful - I will go back!Theresa G.

Guides are very knowledgeable, fun, and made everyone feel welcome. I liked the workshops and trying the different backpacking stoves and meals.Carrie N.

The organization of the trail projects was well planned - we had what we needed, where we needed it. It was nice having park employees join us each day too.Barb K.

Andy and Tama were great. They made everyone feel welcome and important. Everyone got something beneficial from the experience. The workshops were done very well.Mike H.

There is not ONE THING I WOULD CHANGE!!!!! The entire trip exceeded every expectation I had. And Andy, you could not have been a more wonderful, helpful, and genuinely kind person!!!! And I mean that 500%. It was especially awesome getting to know you better!! I now consider you more than my "backpacking guide"... I think of you now, truly, as my friend.Gina B.

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.

Thank you so much for spending your time and sharing your knowledge and experience.Robin Y.

I absolutely enjoyed the trip and the workshops. I'm hooked and wanting to learn more about back country backpacking and go on more trips.Paula H.

I liked the option of hiking at our own pace on sunday morning, not being in a hurry to get to the hostel. Everything was perfect. Thank you so much!Margie H.

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

I would highly recommend the backpacking classes to anyone who would like to learn more tricks of the trade and find out how amazing trail magic can be. Shannon M.

Well organized. Pace was perfect to new hikers.Randy R.

I loved meeting new friends and comparing equipment. I don't think I would change a thing. I liked the fact that every time we talked about things like water filtering or camp stoves, someone there had used something different and we got to see how they worked. Visual experience is always the best.Sara D.

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.

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

I can't pick any one thing I liked "best". I thought the whole trip was great. You have done an outstanding job on the other trips I've been on with you and you did so again on this one. First rate all the way.Jack L.