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Jeff helped me achieve my goal of hiking the SC Foothills Trail (75 miles). He taught me how to plan each day's hike, what food to take, how to pack my pack, and what to do to stay safe and happy on the trail. I learned enough from him on that trip to feel comfortable being out on the trail alone. -Monty Coggins, Concord NC


SOA, thank you for my Linville Gorge adventure. I knew I was going to work my ass off but I never thought it would be this cool! Physically, mentally & emotinally this trip changed me. I 100% endorse SOA! -Sean Landenberger, St. Augustine FL


If you enjoy the outdoors, but hate the logistics: look no further than SOA. Jeff's knowledge of the area was extensive and he expertly cadered to a wide range of experience levels in our group, including seasoned bakpackers and those who have never worn a pack before. -Austin Krum, Chapel Hill NC


I highly recommend Strategic Outdoor Aventures. Jeff really knows the mountains of NC and will make sure you have an amazing experience. Jeff can customize the perfect day or weekned adventure for you. -Steve Barker, Tarpon Springs FL


Jeff is one of the best guides ever! I have been on both group trips as well as solo and every trip has been great. Jeff is intentional on making each hike both challenging and rewarding. I would strongly recommend SOA to anyone looking to get away from the "rat-race", looking to clear their mind or just looking for a memorable outdoor experience. -Gabe Burleson, Morganton NC


Jeff is a capable, fun, and friendly guide. He has deep experience in the Linville Gorge area and hiking with him is a laid-back adventure. -Julien Booth, Concord NC

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