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Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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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.

I was super impressed with the workshops. The Ethics of the "Leave No Trace" principles are very important to me, and I was so pleased that they were stressed and practiced through out the weekend.Shelly 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.

This trip had everything, great leadership, fellow hikers & weather. God blessed our trip, it was awesome!Bob B.

I loved that it was all planned for me and I could relax and enjoy it. The trail and views were awesome.  The workshops were very informative. Andy made me feel safe and have fun. One of my best vacations ever!  I cannot wait to get back out on the trail!!  Thanks so much!Teri H.

The program covers the ethics behind Leave No Trace principles and why we all should try our best to be good stewards of our environment. Captain Blue's leadership and interpersonal skills were second to none. He is the consummate professional but keeps the atmosphere relaxed, fun and flexible. Thank you for exceeding my expectations.Dirk W.

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.

Just wanted to let you know what a spectacular weekend we had. I could not have been happier signing up for this trip. For a while, I've been wanting to do more backpacking, but just now brave enough or confident enough to venture out on my own. Nancy B.

I loved how everything was broken down and explained in an easy to understand manner. I had a wonderful experience and learned more than I thought possible.Faith D.

I had a great time. I learned so much about backpacking. I really appreciate all the help I got, especially on the hill:)Patty O.

Andy and Tama were great. They made everyone feel welcome and important. Everyone got something beneficial from the experience. The workshops were done very well.Mike H.

I loved the scenery and the knowledge that the guides possess! They always have a great tip for each scenario. Only experience can teach that! Very easy to talk to! Can't wait for our next trip!Joe T.

I thought that this workshop was a good test of the equipment my wife and I are planning to take next month when we begin section hiking on the AT. I particularly liked the helpful tips I received from both guides.Randall B.

Andy and Lucy kept the group laughing and learning the whole time. Your efforts made the trip feel safe and so much fun. I had an awesome time and want to do it again!Linda M.

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

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 loved everything! Change nothing! Continue providing an excellent experience!Julio S.

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 can't wait until my next adventure with OAC. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING, especially the memories :)Lucy W.

I went on the trip to the Appalachian Trail. Awesome time as usual with Lucy and Yvonne!Joy W.

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Andy and Lucy kept the group laughing and learning the whole time. Your efforts made the trip feel safe and so much fun. I had an awesome time and want to do it again!Linda M.