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Reviews and Testimonials


Here is what our clients say about our programs:

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Amy and Yvonne are excellent leaders and work well together. Very professional and well educated. They made the experience enjoyable and backpacking seem very manageable and meaningful.Lori D.

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.

I really liked the planning that was evident on this trip. No one can predict the weather - and we certainly experienced 3 of the 4 seasons - but there were plans in place to deal with whatever mother nature threw at us.Linda M.

What a FUN group!!! We sure were living and laughing and loving life!!!Cindy S.

The organization of the trail projects was well planned - we had what we needed, where we needed it. It was nice having park employees join us each day too.Barb K.

I had no backpacking experience. I knew nothing about equipment or how to prepare for backpacking. But I do now. Thank you!Deb G.

I really enjoyed all. I feel a lot better thanks to this experience and feel more comfortableTeresa P.

The guides were really informative, and everything was presented in a manner where it was a fun and learning experience.Ben K.

I was glad to finally see how much a 23 lb pack feels when hiking. It wasn't bad at all. The guides are very knowledgeable and enjoy sharing their experiences with others. Their personal touch with everything from breakfast to best practices was awesome!Jill B.

The rain provided yet another great lesson in backpacking reality and how to deal. All in all, it was a great experience, I learned a lot, and I very much enjoyed the company of all of the ladies who were there.Laurie J.

Great company, great weekend!Barb S.

I would not change a thing. Andy is very patient and a great teacher. I learned much on this hike.Michele D.

What I like best is learning survival skills out in the woods but also those that could be applied to every day life such as Stopa!M.W.

Thank you so very much for allowing me to be a part of this trip. The views, the climbs, the learning, and the adventure made this a great experience.Ben K.

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

This workshop was very well planned with a vast range of knowledge from all the guides. I really enjoyed myself!Jackie C.

What can I say - I DID IT!!!! It was not as bad as I feared, and better than I hoped.Jane G.

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

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

I had an absolutely amazing time in the Roan Highlands. We hiked over beautiful grassy balds and mountains and had gorgeous weather, and were able to see all the mountains surrounding us. We saw beautiful flowers: rhododendrons blooming and fire azaleas and all sorts of wild flowers. I wish everyone could see such beautiful things and experience such peace, being out in nature.Alyssa R.

We have an excellent safety record at Outdoor Adventure Connection. But on other trips we have been called upon to help. Read More

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.