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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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We wished the trip hadn't come to an end. Thank you for sharing your expertise and bringing us all together.Terry O.

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.

I can't think of anything to change or do better. The park, facilities, trails and amenities were absolutely wonderful and beautiful. Very happy! The guides were great! They were interesting, provided a personal experience and were so very knowledgeable. So enthusiastic!Debbie D.

What a fabulous adventure! Where to start? This section of the Roan Highlands is magical in its beauty. The flowers, the trees, the boulders, the steep climbs, the grassy balds, set against the backdrop of mountainous ridge after ridge were breath taking.Karen P.

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.

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.

Excellent! I loved the small group and challenging of hike. I enjoyed tent camping for three nights.Sally D.

The trip exceeded all expectations I could possibly dream up and I can't wait to go on my next trip with y'all.Lauren B.

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 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

It was a great outdoor adventure that was emotionally, psychologically, and physically refreshing.Karen P.

The guides did a great job. You both did tons of work and were never flustered and always smiling. And you took care of all of us. I really appreciate that.Tim S.

I loved how everything was broken down and explained in an easy to understand manner. I had a wonderful experience and learned more than I thought possible.Faith D.

I loved that it was all planned for me and I could relax and enjoy it. The trail and views were awesome. The workshops were very informative. Andy made me feel safe and have fun. One of my best vacations ever! I cannot wait to get back out on the trail!! Thanks so much!Teri H.

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.

A great weekend trip with energetic and spirited hiking company! I had an awesome time. Thank you to Andy for leading us and planning all the details.Laura L.

What an absolutely wonderful weekend this was! It was refreshing, challenging, relaxing, fun, therapeutic, inspiring, energizing, esteem building, educational and informative. The weekend was filled with new and unique experiences for me - caving, yoga, yoga in a cave, gourmet dining. Loved all of the caves we were able to see on the hikes and also the ones we were able to explore. I didn't realize how fun it would be to get up close and personal with a cave by crawling in the dirt on hands and knees. Sign me up for the next retreat!Karen P.

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

Motivational. This backpacking trip was exactly what I needed to encourage me to continue.Mike D.

I had a great time. I learned so much about backpacking. I really appreciate all the help I got, especially on the hill:)Patty O.

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I loved the caving and rapelling- really physically and mentally challenging ourselves. Kristy is such a calm moderator and speaker creating a trusting environment where we felt so accepted for who we are. This enabled everyone to share without fear or embarrassment of showing our emotions. I loved all the various activities with yoga in the mix to relax the body and mind. Mary U.