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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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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 had a wonderful experience.Karen P.

We had an amazing time even in the rainy weather!!!Dawn L.

This trip far exceeded my expectations.Nancy B.

I loved being able to experience what it was like to hike the AT on my own. I liked finding my pace and having a goal location to find along the way. It was a wonderful experience!!Sara D.

Guides are so friendly , approachable and knowledgeable Great help for a newbie!!Betty S.

I had the most fun together on Saturdat night and then it was over! Would be nice to have had one more night! The guides were awesome. The park was just beautiful - I will go back!Theresa G.

Excellent! The guides are extremely knowledgeable and great leaders. It was a pleasure meeting new backpackers and sharing experiences.Jerry R.

I am so appreciative of the gentle manner in which Andy guides, coaches, encourages you to learn and grow. He sets you up so you feel confident to tackle a backpacking trip on your own. Traci B.

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

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

This trip was amazing! It was well organized. Great group of people, beautiful hiking that was challenging but so much fun and very rewarding. I loved the workshops and the whole experience. Would go again!Andrea W.

I liked our accommodations, food, and evening activities. I enjoyed meeting the Carter Cave park staff.Debbie B.

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.

I had a wonderful time this weekend. The guide did a great job leading, and teaching us the skills we need to be successful backpackers.Terra D.

I wouldn't change a thing! This was an absolutely wonderful experience! Every detail was planned and well thought out by our guide. I wouldn't have any hestitation in recommending this trip to a someone who has never backpacked, a beginning backpacker or someone who want to brush up on their skills. I am really looking forward to attending OAC trips in the future. Thanks so much for an excellent experience!Amanda R.

I'm now an experienced backpacker thanks to Outdoor Adventure Connection. Their workshops, presentations, backpack trips, and hikes have turned an interest in the outdoors into a passion. Andy is a natural at educating and promoting. He knows how to teach; he knows how to encourage; he knows when to challenge; he has a knack for connecting with people. He's creative, energetic, and a master at organization.Karen C.

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

I really liked the relaxed, low key atmosphere. I think that having leaders who are knowledgeable without being overbearing really helped everyone relax and enjoy the experience without feeling intimidated.Amy G.

The trip was a wonderful experience and one I never thought I would get to have.Cara S.

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I loved being able to experience what it was like to hike the AT on my own. I liked finding my pace and having a goal location to find along the way. It was a wonderful experience!!Sara D.