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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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

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.

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.

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

Best hiking group ever! I loved the guides. They were both so kind and patient and answered all those questions I had about stoves, filters, packing backpack.Tippi M.

Great weekend, Amazing people! Thank you!!Mike L.

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

Well organized and informative. I really liked the ability to hike the AT with an experienced guide. I got out of this what I hoped for and then some. The experience accelerated my learning curve and ability to do multi-day backpacking trips.Rick J.

I really learned a lot and feel more prepared to go try this on my own. Both Andy and Lucy share the passion they have for this and that's infectious.Rick S.

The guides took the time and energy to produce a great experience.John L.

The guides are knowledgeable and their presentations were relevant to our needs as beginners. Both were positive and encouraging in their approach to us. The program exceeded my expectations!Bill K.

This trip was a wonderful experience. It was FUN, and the workshops were so informative. I feel the confidence to repeat this adventure on my own. The section of the AT is simply spectacular! This adventure is so inspiring! I will definitely do this trip again and hope some of my friends will too.Edda K.

And last but not least a huge thanks to Andy for planning, leading and inspiring us all to live life one step at a time. You truly are a great, thoughtful and generous leader.Chris C.

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.

Had a great time, and everyone was friendly and fun as usual. Weekend was well organized, and super relaxing.John S.

Even though it was cold and windy, it was a good trip and I'm glad I went. The workshops were interesting and educational.Robin Y.

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.

The course, workshops, guides and time spent was excellent and I hope to do other courses in the future.Joe V.

Enjoyed the workshops and camping site. Thought everything excellent. Ridge A.

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.

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Great guide with a wealth of knowledge. Well planned and executed.Narayan R.