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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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Thanks for putting the trip together! It was a good shakedown for my upcoming Appalachian Trail hike. Company was great.Jeff H.

I wouldn't change a thing. Abby R.

I love the trip. I can't say it could be any better!Ira G.

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

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.

This trip is a hiker's dream. I learned how to navigate the AT while enjoying the company of others and the expert guidance of Andy Niekamp.Rita S.

Workshops were very helpful - a wide range of equipment was displayed to give us a good idea of the options available.P.T.

I enjoyed every minute of this trip. The guides were great in answering questions, and giving encouragement. I really learned a lot.Rhonda B.

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 would not change anything, the whole trip was fabulous. I enjoyed the workshops - especially the lingo workshop -- great way to break up the hiking and keep it entertaining!Karen C.

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.

Absolutely one of the best times I have had in a long time!Cleo W.

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.

The whole weekend was wonderfully organized. We were all kept busy but not too busy and I do love an itinerary! My only regret was not getting to know everyone better.Susan D.

OUTSTANDING trip and experience! I didn't know a thing about backpacking before this trip and by the time we got back to our cars on the last day, I no longer felt like a novice! I feel very comfortable going backpacking again without my wonderful guides now and actually am planning on going on a solo trip soon.Ashley O.

The experiences and knowledge shared was great!David L.

Thank you so much for the memorable experience!! I thoroughly enjoyed it and will remember this gig for a lifetime!Prasad T.

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.

I loved being on the trails and being with experienced guides that shared their knowledge. The guides worked hard to ensure everyone had an enjoyable learning experience. Great Job! Thank you for making the opportunity possible.Odie B.

Loved every second of it!!Anna K.

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I liked the info about what to pack and how to pack it. This was the most helpful for me. I also learned about the wonders of trekking poles, which I now love.Carri W.