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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.

Loved the caving and guided hikes, also loved the attention to detail and all the small touches.Maria D.

Great fun excellent accommodations and planning.Jeni W.

Andy is a great leader; he helped us with our weaknesses and praised our strengths. He provided a nice balance of group hiking and also let us hike at our own pace. I would recommend this trip to anyone who has interest in hiking any type trail for an extended period of time. Experienced hikers would definitely benefit as well. If you have every wanted to "get out there" this is the trip to take. Charley S.

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.

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.

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

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

The trip has armed me with the knowledge that I was previously lacking in terms of packing needs, backwoods hygiene and Leave No Trace principlesc. Great job!Jessica C.

It was fun, exciting, challenging, informative and the guides were the best.Bettina H.

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.

It was a great trip! Our section of trail in the Roan highlands provided great diversity and a nice sample of what life is like on the Appalachian trail.Charley S.

The trip was just what I was looking for and more!Randall B.

This was a wonderful experience that increased my confidence not only in my ability to backpack but in myself in general. There is nothing I would change.Jackie B.

I liked the variety of activities that were offered. The guides were very energetic and informative about the activities. I really enjoyed the Kristy's program on stress management at the beginning of the retreat.Heather P.

Perfect distance each day, Andy flexible when appropriate. Awesome section of trail - good mix of scenery. Cool hostel - good experience. Loved the documents to read through. Andy truly taught us vs. just doing for us. Overall great experience!Toni M.

It was just a fantastic experience and I now have new memories and new friends for life!Rupa F.

I loved everything about this trip. I had such a great time. This was such a great learning experience and was a great start to more backpacking.Ben K.

I've loved the positive energy of the group, highly motivated by the guides. Andy, you've done a fantastic job at making us believe we walked around the world :-). This shows how well organized and planned everything was.Marta A.

Amy and Yvonne are excellent leaders and work well together. Very professional and well educated. They made the experience enjoyable and backpacking seem very manageable and meaningful.Lori 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 liked the individual instruction/attention received regarding tent set-up and backpack fitting. I felt the guides were truly devoted to sharing their joy & knowledge of backpacking to all. Pat S.