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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.

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.

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 awesome! Enjoyed everything, even the rain!! Looking forward to more backpacking trips!Gwen T.