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Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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What an absolutely wonderful weekend this was! It was refreshing, challenging, relaxing, fun, therapeutic, inspiring, energizing, esteem building, educational and informative. The weekend was filled with new and unique experiences for me - caving, yoga, yoga in a cave, gourmet dining. Loved all of the caves we were able to see on the hikes and also the ones we were able to explore. I didn't realize how fun it would be to get up close and personal with a cave by crawling in the dirt on hands and knees. Sign me up for the next retreat!Karen P.

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

This was my first backpacking experience and I feel like I learned so much. All of the workshops were informative.Robin T.

I loved being able to talk to all the instructors about their experiences and ask them any questions I had. It was awesome meeting so many fun people!Jaime S.

I had an absolutely amazing time in the Roan Highlands. We hiked over beautiful grassy balds and mountains and had gorgeous weather, and were able to see all the mountains surrounding us. We saw beautiful flowers: rhododendrons blooming and fire azaleas and all sorts of wild flowers. I wish everyone could see such beautiful things and experience such peace, being out in nature.Alyssa R.

I really liked the evening supper and getting to try all the different freeze dried foods to see what we liked. All the workshops were really great and I liked how all the information was presented in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! Erika O.

I liked how open the guides were to questions - felt like I could ask anything, no matter how silly or trivial it was.Fran G.

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

The guide's depth and breadth of knowledge of backpacking and the outdoors was amazing!Connie M.

Workshops were very good and spread throughout the weekend. I felt comfortable asking questions. Candy A.

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.

Even though it was cold and windy, it was a good trip and I'm glad I went. The workshops were interesting and educational.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 especially enjoyed the creek crossing! I was also very glad to learn about additional techniques for hanging bear bags and all sorts of general safety tips. I can't think of anything I would change - even glad I now know how to handle backpacking in the rain.Jessica C.

The entire experience could not have been better. I will cherish the memory of our laughs and the breathtaking views for years to come.Matt P.

Thanks for a great weekend! Cathy and I had a wonderful time and it was a good learning experience. We certainly enjoyed your enthusiasm and passion for hiking.Steve M.

I loved everything. I came home and weighed everything in my pack. Teresa A.

Don't change a thing Andy! I had a fantastic time. Chris C.

All of the guides were amazingly friendly and very knowledgeable. I am very appreciative of everything all of you did. Rachel M.

We both learned a lot. Being new I am not sure what would make it better. The hiking itself was my favorite.Minette S.

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

The loved the opportunity to backpack with a group of newbies and with very knowledgeable guides. Don't change a thing.Kathi M.