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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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The course, workshops, guides and time spent was excellent and I hope to do other courses in the future.Joe V.

The rain provided yet another great lesson in backpacking reality and how to deal. All in all, it was a great experience, I learned a lot, and I very much enjoyed the company of all of the ladies who were there.Laurie J.

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

I enjoyed this backpacking trip very much. Andy did a great job (as usual) with drawing everyone together into a warm and friendly group.Wes B.

I didn't know much about the ethics of backpacking until this weekend. I now know how important it is to apply the "Leave No Trace Principles" while in the woods. I had FUN and that matters most. Thank you again for being awesome organizers!Sarah N.

Every detail of the hike was well planned. The information provided beforehand was very useful and Andy's guidance during the hike enabled us all to have a great experience. I enjoyed the challenge. It was an amazing experience!Bill K.

The guide was a great leader. I will definitely do another. I look forward to the Appalachian Trail next year with you.Jessica H.

The trip exceeded all expectations I could possibly dream up and I can't wait to go on my next trip with y'all.Lauren B.

I liked that every detail was thoroughly thought out. Trips like this enable the inexperienced hiker to gain valuable knowledge. Andy is the best at what he does!Bill K.

I just completed a 3 day solo hike on the AT. When my friend decided not to go, I relied on the experience gained from your backpacking course to do it solo. I want to thank you for course!Carl R.

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.

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.

Best weekend ever!!!!! I was inspired by both of my guides as well as my fellow backpackers to challenge myself to do things that I thought were beyond my own capabilities. The workshops were extremely informative for a beginner backpacker like myself.Rose K.

I loved the whole experience. This was a great trip, the mini training sessions were great and our guides were experienced and willing to share their stories and offer great suggestions and advice.Joy W.

Great group of people. You are so knowledgeable and great at sharing. Don't change anything. The trip was everything you said it would be.Deb G.

Guides were great. Perfect team that complemented each other perfectly. Very patient and addressed everyone's unique needs.Toni M.

The workshops were excellent. The guides were very helpful; answering many questions from me and fellow backpackers.Kris S.

I can't imagine anything being done differently in regards to leadership, introduction, prep and planning. The experience exceeded my expectations.Monika M.

Thank you for such a fun weekend. Andy did a great job planning the trip. What a fun group.Amy C.

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.

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

Thank you to the guides for the wealth of knowledge you provided. I definitely learned a lot and can't wait to apply this knowledge in the future.Jackie C.