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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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Thanks so much for the great experience! Loved meeting the other people in our group and learning from the guides.Great memories!Sara B.

Typical well planned trip by Andy. Fun had by all!Scott 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 really, really enjoyed this program. I thought the workshops were interesting and informational. I really liked that you showed us different things like with the stoves and how to bear proof our food. I appreciated that we went slow and had breaks to ease us into backpacking. It was informative and fun. Thank you!Maggie U.

Fantastic trip and what a campsite the second night!Rob E.

I loved that it was all planned for me and I could relax and enjoy it. The trail and views were awesome. The workshops were very informative. Andy made me feel safe and have fun. One of my best vacations ever! I cannot wait to get back out on the trail!! Thanks so much!Teri H.

I loved the way the information was presented and the environment the guides created! As a new backpacker, I learned a lot - but I also learned that I still have a lot to learn!Morgan H.

Great introductory opportunity and enjoyed every aspect. Learned a lot valuable information that I will apply to future trips.Pam H.

I enjoyed the activities in the evening and the variety of dinner optionsSue H.

Motivational. This backpacking trip was exactly what I needed to encourage me to continue.Mike D.

Enjoyed the workshops and camping site. Thought everything excellent. Ridge A.

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.

This is a program I will recommend to anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of backpacking and the impact we all have while enjoying vitamin N.Kate S.

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.

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

It was the best experience one could ask for!! Truly unforgettable and the friendships made will last a lifetime!!!Darlene A.

The program covers the ethics behind Leave No Trace principles and why we all should try our best to be good stewards of our environment. Captain Blue's leadership and interpersonal skills were second to none. He is the consummate professional but keeps the atmosphere relaxed, fun and flexible. Thank you for exceeding my expectations.Dirk W.

I went on the trip to the Appalachian Trail. Awesome time as usual with Lucy and Yvonne!Joy W.

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.

Great weekend, Amazing people! Thank you!!Mike L.

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This is an excellent program. Beautifully executed.Hannah S.