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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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

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.

This trip was AMAZING! I can't say enough about how organized the trip was, how knowledgeable the guides were and how beautiful it was!Stephanie P.

I wouldn't change anything. It was quite the learning experience for me. Both guides were professional and helpful and kept our safety as their first priority.Terri C.

I learned a lot and enjoyed meeting a great group of people.Melissa T.

I didn't know much about the ethics of backpacking until this weekend. I now know how important it is to apply the "Leave No Trace Principles" while in the woods. I had FUN and that matters most. Thank you again for being awesome organizers!Sarah N.

This was a great weekend for beginners. It definitely makes you want to keep on backpacking.Theresa W.

Great introductory opportunity and enjoyed every aspect. Learned a lot valuable information that I will apply to future trips.Pam H.

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 way the information was presented and the environment the guides created! As a new backpacker, I learned a lot - but I also learned that I still have a lot to learn!Morgan H.

It was physical and labor intense which gave me a great sense of accomplishment. Thank you Andy for the week I needed that escape and opportunity to see what I could do.Debbie B.

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

The views were beautiful! I enjoyed meeting new hikers.Yvonne E.

The guide was great! She was so patient and caring. I believe she went above and beyond. Carrie N.

I don't think you could have done anything better. Your attention to detail and consideration for others are tremendous. Everything was top-notch. Thank you!Shauna M.

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

A perfect "beginning".... Our leaders were educated, informative, sharing, real and FUN! Andy was aware of each participants needs, comforts and limitations.Terri J.

It was all excellent. I would not have changed a thing. It was as described when I signed up. The guides were so helpful, informative, answered all questions and were only encouraging in all our efforts. I give them an A+Kelly E.

It was the best experience one could ask for!! Truly unforgettable and the friendships made will last a lifetime!!!Darlene A.

This was an excellent introductory course, and we look forward to enrolling in a Level II course as soon as our schedule allows.Terra D.

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Well organized. Pace was perfect to new hikers.Randy R.