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Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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From Leave No Trace, to the simplicity of food choices, to starting a fire, I was amazed by all of the little tricks.Rachel M.

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

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.

Andy did a great job of organizing and leading the trip and the companionship was top notch.Anne B.

Andy and his team are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. They provided valuable beginner backpacker information in a welcoming and encouraging environment.Terra D.

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.

What I like best is learning survival skills out in the woods but also those that could be applied to every day life such as Stopa!M.W.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I can't think of anything to change or do better. The park, facilities, trails and amenities were absolutely wonderful and beautiful. Very happy! The guides were great! They were interesting, provided a personal experience and were so very knowledgeable. So enthusiastic!Debbie D.

The guides did a great job. You both did tons of work and were never flustered and always smiling. And you took care of all of us. I really appreciate that.Tim S.

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.

Great backpacking adventure! Had a great time, met new folks and learned tons. Thank you.Janet S.

I loved being on the trails and being with experienced guides that shared their knowledge. The guides worked hard to ensure everyone had an enjoyable learning experience. Great Job! Thank you for making the opportunity possible.Odie B.

I enjoyed every minute of this trip. The guides were great in answering questions, and giving encouragement. I really learned a lot.Rhonda B.

I thoroughly enjoyed this trip! The workshops were extremely helpful when considering planning a trip on my own. I loved having only women on the trip. Nothing against men but a trip with only women has a completely different energy and it was wonderful.Terry C.

The guides were really informative, and everything was presented in a manner where it was a fun and learning experience.Ben K.

The whole weekend was an incredible experience. It went far beyond my expectations.Shelly M.

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

This was a great weekend for beginners. It definitely makes you want to keep on backpacking.Theresa W.