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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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I learned so much on this trip, like how to fit my backpack, how to set up my tent, how to start a fire, how to cross a river and how to be a responsible backpacker. I was surprised that we got the chance to try so many varieties of backpacking food.Junlan L.

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.

Loved it from start to finish. LOVED the hospitality you showed - I felt totally pampered all weekend - you thought of everything. Loved it! THANK YOU! Ashley D.

The guides took the time and energy to produce a great experience.John L.

I really, really enjoyed this program. I thought the workshops were interesting and informational. I really liked that you showed us different things like with the stoves and how to bear proof our food. I appreciated that we went slow and had breaks to ease us into backpacking. It was informative and fun. Thank you!Maggie U.

Well organized. Pace was perfect to new hikers.Randy R.

I like the caving trip the best! There isn't an anything that I can think of that I would change.Rita 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.

I thought the trip was very educational, especially for those really interested in learning key backpacking skills.Carol C.

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.

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

Great group of people. You are so knowledgeable and great at sharing. Don't change anything. The trip was everything you said it would be.Deb G.

The loved the amazing attention to detail and the supportive environment that the guides provided. Surprising to myself, I really enjoyed the yoga. And of course the hiking. The fantastic leaders set the tone for a group. They encouraged a supportive female environment from the start and ensured everyone felt comfortable and included.Ellie H.

This trip went far beyond my expectations. The details that were put into the trip, preparation, workshops, activities, handouts, follow-up, pictures, were all 'extras' that were not expected.Jessica H.

I loved the rappelling and the yoga in the cave, and of course, I always love hiking. The food was excellent, Linda and Kristy did a great job preparing it. The cabins were great, loved having the wood burning fireplace, and there was plenty of space for 4 people. The employees at the resort, from the restaurant to the guides, were all so nice.Name Withheld

The trip and workshops were fantastic. I met some new friends and learned so much. Thank you so much. This is just the beginning for me!Normajean R.

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.

The hands-on workshops with water filters and fire building were especially helpful to me. There was much value in having a guide with Yvonne's vast experience to talk to women about backpacking safety and other issues from a female perspective. Laurie J.

It was a great time and I'll just echo what has already been said. Thank you Andy and everyone else for your advice and laughter.Robb C.

I haven't enjoyed myself like that in a long time. Two beautiful campsites, totally different from one another; a very pleasant hiking pace.Glenn R.

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I liked the attention to detail. Gear, snacks, directions, experience were all provided to enhance the experience.Jill H.