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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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Everything was so organized and fun and laid back. Can't remember when I have been so pleased with a group outing. Andy and Yvonne were so helpful. They constantly showed care and concern for every hiker. It will definitely be a cherished memory.Terry B.

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

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

Had a great time! Guides were very knowledgeable and I loved how they shared their personal experiences and answered all questions thoughtfully and honestly. I will definitely take an advanced workshop.Mike K.

I really enjoyed all. I feel a lot better thanks to this experience and feel more comfortableTeresa P.

I enjoyed every aspect of this trip. The guides were the greatest. I hope to backpack with you again soon.Cathy F.

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

It was great! Thanks to Andy for all the knowledge and wisdom you imparted to us!! Your preparation was top notch!Vicki G.

I loved what we did and where we stayed. Best guides I have ever met. Loved every minute. And they were so kind and patient teaching us stuff.Tippi M.

I highly recommend Outdoor Adventure Connection to anyone considering a backpacking trip. This program teaches you all the fundamentals required to not only be safe, but also have fun and feel comfortable backpacking without a guide. Thanks so much!Dirk W.

You really raised the bar for future trips! The scenery was spectacular. It was good to brush up on my water-crossing skills, too. This may become one of my favorite hikes ever.Glenn R.

I enjoyed the entire trip. he entire group had a terrific attitude about all the unexpected challenges we faced because of the weather. I think it was fantastic that the guides were able to be flexible, and had extra supplies to help us contend with the weather.Krisy C.

What can I say - I DID IT!!!! It was not as bad as I feared, and better than I hoped.Jane G.

I had a wonderful time this weekend. The guide did a great job leading, and teaching us the skills we need to be successful backpackers.Terra D.

I honestly feel the retreat was perfect. The attention to detail was amazing! Each activity was perfectly planned. I will recommend this if available in the future to everyone I know and will attend myself as well.Sherry L.

Was a wonderful trip! Lucy and Yvonne did a great job. I feel everyone learned something even though there was such a vast range of experience levels.Jennifer P.

The guides did everything possible to make it an enjoyable and worthwhile workshop. They took special care to ensure everyone had a good experience.John L.

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.

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.

This was an excellent introductory course, and we look forward to enrolling in a Level II course as soon as our schedule allows.Terra D.

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

I enjoyed the entire trip. he entire group had a terrific attitude about all the unexpected challenges we faced because of the weather. I think it was fantastic that the guides were able to be flexible, and had extra supplies to help us contend with the weather.Krisy C.