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I didn't think that at 45 I could change much as a person. How wrong I was.

By Graham Dury, United Kingdom


Our family, including 3 boys of 14, 12 and 10 have just returned from one of your pack horse trips in the Clearwater Valley area of the Canadian Rockies. We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the experience and benefited from such an unusual holiday. We were not expecting to see quite such a beautiful, unspoilt landscape. We felt privileged to visit such a pristine, well cared for area.

Our guides really made us feel welcome with their hospitable and relaxed attitude. We felt we were in safe hands throughout the trip and they did their best to take us to areas of the back country which would otherwise have been inaccessible to us. The camp and facilities were simple but well organised and blended in with the forest setting. We felt we did no damage to the tranquil environment and came home feeling inspired, refreshed and ready for new challenges.

By travelling on horseback we got further into the mountains than we had hoped, and the horses worked as a happy team following in an orderly line which made the trip relaxed, enjoyable and safe. Thanks for putting us in touch with such a great experience. We thought it would be a 'once in a lifetime' experience, but we are hoping to do it again soon.

I didn't think that at 45 I could change much as a person. How wrong I was. The week we spent in the Rockies was truly a life-changing experience. We all feel so much better for it, physically, but more important, mentally. Thank you so much for arranging it all. And could you pass our thanks on to Stan, Dave and Donna, who were everything we hoped they would be and more. Our three kids had a mental picture of Stan long before they met him, and he has had such an influence on them. I honestly believe they'll remember him as long as they live.

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