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Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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The guides did everything possible to make it an enjoyable and worthwhile workshop. They took special care to ensure everyone had a good experience.John L.

Great group of people.†You are so knowledgeable and great at sharing.†Donít change anything. The trip was everything you said it would be.Deb G.

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.

OUTSTANDING trip and experience! I didn't know a thing about backpacking before this trip and by the time we got back to our cars on the last day, I no longer felt like a novice! I feel very comfortable going backpacking again without my wonderful guides now and actually am planning on going on a solo trip soon.Ashley O.

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

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 had a wonderful time with a really positive hiking group.Robert R.

All guides very friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. I learned a lot. This was my first workshop and I thought it was the total package.Regina C.

The trip was very informative and answered many questions that I had about backpacking. The park was lovely and had great terrain. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. I would do this trip again and recommend it to others who were interested in backpacking. Thank you!Robbin C.

I liked Andy's leadership style: allowing flow to the work ; encouragement; teaching; sense of humor, appreciation and respect for each person.Karen K.

I liked the different demonstrations on equipment such as the stoves, water filtration, and hygiene for females. This is a great workshop for beginners and I can't think of anything that would make it better. You have done a great job and you have awesome guides! Thank you for a great experience!Erika O.

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.

Excellent! I loved the small group and challenging of hike. I enjoyed tent camping for three nights.Sally D.

Absolutely great trip. Thanks Andy for your organization, encouragement, and positive approach.Cathy V.

I loved all the hands on activities and the experienced leaders that were there to help. It was lots of fun, and I learned so much!! Thank you!!Whitney T.

I liked the great trail, great people, and the great time we had. I just wish that bugs didn't like me so much.Junlan L.

This trip was a wonderful experience. It was FUN, and the workshops were so informative. I feel the confidence to repeat this adventure on my own. The section of the AT is simply spectacular! This adventure is so inspiring! I will definitely do this trip again and hope some of my friends will too.Edda K.

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.

Very well organized! I liked how the team worked together to share their knowledge and experience with all of us. I liked how the guides were patient when we asked questions and the overall wonderful comaraderie of the group and relaxed atmosphere throughout the weeekend. Overall experience was great!Helen 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.

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

It was an excellent trip all the way around. It gave me a lot of opportunity to get close to the nature and refresh myself.Ivin J.