Reviews and Testimonials
Here is what our clients say about our programs:
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The guides were really informative, and everything was presented in a manner where it was a fun and learning experience. – Ben K.
We have an excellent safety record at Outdoor Adventure Connection.
Motivational. This backpacking trip was exactly what I needed to encourage me to continue. – Mike D.
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'm now an experienced backpacker thanks to Outdoor Adventure Connection. Their workshops, presentations, backpack trips, and hikes have turned an interest in the outdoors into a passion. Andy is a natural at educating and promoting. He knows how to teach; he knows how to encourage; he knows when to challenge; he has a knack for connecting with people. He's creative, energetic, and a master at organization. – Karen C.
Andy, you couldn't be any better than what you are! We learned so much and you made us feel so comfortable and made it all fun! – Gina B.
Terrific! Andy was incredible! I learned, was reminded of so many essentials backpacking tips, tricks, and essentials - all in a fun, casual, inclusive, encouraging and informative way. – Dawn B.
I liked our accommodations, food, and evening activities. I enjoyed meeting the Carter Cave park staff. – Debbie B.
I received excellent tips to make next trip more enjoyable and less effort in a supportive environment. Not sure what you could do better--already topnotch! – Elizabeth R.
I loved everything. I came home and weighed everything in my pack. – Teresa A.
It was physical and labor intense which gave me a great sense of accomplishment. Thank you Andy for the week I needed that escape and opportunity to see what I could do. – Debbie B.
I was really impressed by the Leave No Trace ethics game. It was really well done. – Margaret D.
The guide's depth and breadth of knowledge of backpacking and the outdoors was amazing! – Connie M.
Great learning experience and confidence booster. It was a prefect beginning experience. I will definitely recommend outdoor adventure connection to my friends! – Jamie A.
Amy and Yvonne are excellent leaders and work well together. Very professional and well educated. They made the experience enjoyable and backpacking seem very manageable and meaningful. – Lori D.
Guides are very knowledgeable, fun, and made everyone feel welcome. I liked the workshops and trying the different backpacking stoves and meals. – Carrie N.
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.
This was an excellent trip all the way around. I am very thankful I went on this trip. I learned so much and had a great adventure doing it. – Lauren D.
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.
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.
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It was awesome! Enjoyed everything, even the rain!! Looking forward to more backpacking trips! – Gwen T.