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Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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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.

Very well organized trip with workshops. Andy, you are amazing!Kris S.

I loved the whole experience and can't wait to go on more trips to continue to expand my knowledge.Margy R.

Andy has a gift for teaching about backpacking. I learned so much from him and the other guides. Loved all the workshops and testing out the backpacker meals was extremely helpful. Tracy H.

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.

This was a great workshop. Eira. T.

Best hiking group ever! I loved the guides. They were both so kind and patient and answered all those questions I had about stoves, filters, packing backpack.Tippi M.

I thought the guides were great! They were very helpful.Megan M.

I received excellent tips to make next trip more enjoyable and less effort in a supportive environment. Not sure what you could do better--already topnotch!Elizabeth R.

There is not ONE THING I WOULD CHANGE!!!!! The entire trip exceeded every expectation I had. And Andy, you could not have been a more wonderful, helpful, and genuinely kind person!!!! And I mean that 500%. It was especially awesome getting to know you better!! I now consider you more than my "backpacking guide"... I think of you now, truly, as my friend.Gina B.

What a fantastic adventure! What a gorgeous place to spend a weekend Backpacking. Andy did was an excellent leader, always making sure that everyone was having the best time possible. I can hardly wait for the next trip! Dale D.

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.

This workshop was very well planned with a vast range of knowledge from all the guides. I really enjoyed myself!Jackie C.

Loved the presentations, the humor, the information. Andy is a natural teacher, you made the Leave No Trace fun even for adults, and through the chuckles, made it thought provoking too.Glen B.

The trip was wonderful and inspiring. My favorite part was crossing the river. I can not think of any changes needed. It was also nice to meet others interested in backpacking. It was impressive how hard the guides worked to assist us setting up camp on a rainy day and then cooking so many different foods for us to try. I will book another trip!Sally D.

I enjoyed everything I learned over the weekend.Denise K.

Enjoyed the workshops and camping site. Thought everything excellent. Ridge A.

Typical well planned trip by Andy. Fun had by all!Scott B.

Change nothing! It was perfect! :-)Lisa S.

It was good getting new practical information on backpacking skills. I enjoyed learning how to cross streams. Thanks for your attention to all the pieces that made it a great trip!Mary Ellen B

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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.