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letters we have received over the past 10 years.



July 27th

Hi Crede,  Just a note to say how much fun the Reynolds Family and friends had kayaking with you last week.  Anna was pretty sore but luckily we are still friends!  It was very liberating for me especially to  be relatively equal despite my MS.  I am trying to convince Craig he needs to buy me a kayak!  Can you give me a little advice as to what type of kayak I should look for to help with my lack of balance issues.  Thanks  Della

May 15th

Crede, Thanks so much for accommodating my wife & I on our anniversary trip & making the "kayak the Savage River Reservoir" experience so wonderful. we really enjoyed the beauty, the conversation & the company. We look forward to returning to experience more of the area with you & your group, whether it be this winter for some snowshoeing or cross country skiing, or another warm weather trip. We tell our friends about our experience & they hope to get out there as well. Tom & Donna

June 26th


Thanks for a great day of kayaking yesterday!  T he trip totally exceeded my expectations.  My boys are still talking about how cool it was to have a bald eagle fly over their heads.  They were both so excited to have completed the trip and become expert kayakers.  Also, it was nice talking to you and getting to know you.  W e will definitely be back for more trips with you when we have friends here at the lake.

Thanks again for a great day!


Hi Crede and the great folks at Earth Eco Tours!!!

I found your website couple years ago looking for a kayaking tour and finally had the opportunity to make it happen. I brought my fiance up for a weekend camping trip and we had greatest four hour tour imaginable!! Crede, you made the tour so relaxing and fun with your wit and great stories. You made us feel comfortable from the very beginning. I'll send the pics that we took soon. We will come back and bring friends! Thanks for the great private tour!! Peace, Tom Yamada
Great Trip!

All Earth Tours- Thank you for a great kayaking adventure last week. Our group of 8 had a blast and really enjoyed the day. After a busy week including hiking, white water rafting, fishing, waterfalls and pontoon boats, the majority of the group picked the kayak trip as the highlight of the vacation. We are looking forward to visiting again. -Tom G

Dear Crede & Sean,

We just wanted to say "Thank You" for making our first Kayak experience enjoyable. With your instruction you made learning fun even for our teenage sons who had a great time and totally got into the sport. What a great family time! The Savage Reservoir is so peaceful we got lost in its beauty.

Thanks again for the total experience and great memories. Doug, Jeanette, Doug Jr. and Jon

Hi Crede,

We had a terrific time this past Saturday. 

We've already told lots of our friends about the tour on Savage River Reservoir.  I have no doubt that we'll be back (bringing some of them with us) sometime soon.


Gail Lynn Goldberg


Dear All Earth;

It was a wonderful day. It is always nice to do things with people that enjoy the outdoors. Crede is a great person to show people what Garrett County has to offer. We will have to try to get together again. Keep enjoying the great outdoors and have a great winter.

K & D Redfern 9/08

Hi folks,

  We wanted to thank you all. It was fun being out on the lake with you guys. What a great trip; what a great group! I will let you know when my wife and I are in the area again for some more outdoor activities. Maybe we can again enjoy nature together as a group. Would definitely be fun.

All The Best;

Peter ~ P. Hofleitner

SUBJECT : Thanks  
FROM : Jane Cripe  

Hello Crede,        
Thank you and your guide Sean for a wonderful trip. 
We all enjoyed the pristine beauty of the lake and the surroundings. 
Watching the bald eagle was very special.        
Have a great summer.        
Jane Cripe and family

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Subject: Kayaking experience


I just wanted to thank you for the amazing tour.
It is so beautiful up there. I never imagined I would like kayaking so much.
Dan and I may just have to buy a couple.
It is so peaceful and relaxing there. I am still amazed we were the only ones on the water!
I will email you pictures soon.
Take care,
Jenn Rzepecki


Original Message --------
Subject: THANKS

FROM : Rachel Curtis
We just wanted to thank you so much for making todays kayaking trip wonderful.We had such a wonderful time. It was so beautiful it just took my breath away. At times it was so overwhelmingly beautiful it nearly brought me tears. The Eagles were fantastic. Thanks again for everything. Rachel, Bexar, and Viviana



Dear Carol: Katherine and Laurie too!

Thank you for your time and effort to teach us to kayak. I dont know which person I am writing to but thanks to all!!
Love Jesse

Thank you for taking time out of your day to take us on an eco tour. It was fun.

Thanks for letting us "fall"out of our canoes.
Yours Sincerely,

Im glad that you let us go on this wonderful trip i had alot of fun and maybe if your lucky you will be able to have a guide like me .
Perry (the one that went backwards)

Hi- Thanks so much - we all had a wonderful time and you all made it so much fun. And what a beautiful serene setting- good for the psyche. Good lunch too. Never having been in a kayak I found your instructions wonderful. Thanks for a memorable day and hope to see you again. Joe joins me. Best, Connie

Crede and Carol..
Just wanted to let you know that you are now an official part of our yearly family vacation at Deep Creek!. This year was our second occasion to participate in the Bonfire Extravaganza....and also our second Kayaking trip with you.......simply awesome. Your knowledge of the region, wildlife, and special attention to our group of all ages (seven years to well over 50 years) was appreciated.
You are a Garrett County Treasure!

Carol and Denny Dague

I just wanted to write in to say that I went on a kayak trip this summer.
I was visiting the area from Montana, and while in Deep Creek decided to
sign up for the kayak trip that Camp Earth offers. It was super!! Not only
was it well organized, but the tour guide was very personable and helpful
- he helped turn my first-time kayak experience into something I will
repeat in the future!

Jean Fleming
Kalispell, Montana

Subject: Kayak Trip on Savage Rez
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 15:21:48 -0400
Camp Earth-

Wow, talk about peace and quiet!! Our Kayak trip to the savage River
Reservoir was just the ticket to relax and enjoy the true beauty of
Western Maryland. In stark contrast to Deep Creek Lake the Savage
Reservoir has solitude and unspoiled beauty around every turn. As my
wife thoroughly enjoyed saving drowning cicadas, we both marveled at the
Bald Eagle escort. Watching this magnificent bird fish for his lunch
gives you a sense of awe. We have travel to many of the National Parks.
(Yellowstone, GSM) always unsuccessfully searching for a bear sighting,
on the road leaving the reservoir (Dry Lick Run) a Mother and two cubs
crossed the road in front of us. This capped of an exceptional day!!

Thank You
Camp Earth

black and white kayaking

6/12/04 Dear Creed,

Thanks again for taking us on a tour around the Savage River Reservoir. I had a great time.


David Stenbakken

Subject: Thanks
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 21:38:30 -0400
From: "Clint and Terry"

I've been talking about our trip since we got back. Clint and I had the best time. I can't stop smiling when I remember that day. The cold didn't even bother me. You went above and beyond to keep Clint and I dry. Thanks a million.

Don't forget to send us an e-mail when you are ready to sell the kayaks. We may buy two.

Thanks again.


Subject: Hello & Thanks
Date: 9/07/2003 9:08PM
To: <>

Donna and I want to thank you for the two wonderful kayak adventures in
August 2003. You are truly a consummate professional. The trips were
well organized and a complete joy. Your patience with new inexperienced
paddlers was endless. As both Donna and I are mobility challenged, your
caring experienced attention to our special needs made the trips the
highlight of our week at Deep Creek Lake.We both feel your kayak excursions are a
tremendous vehicle for handicapped persons to experience the peace and
joy of kayaking in a pristine setting.

Donna Stevens
Ed Beard

Subject: Greetings
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 17:36:30 -0500

To: <>

Hi Crede - We had a fabulous time with you on Tuesday. Sorry we didn't make the campfire but we were whipped by then and came back home.

I am very grateful to you that thanks to our trip, Cole is loving boating. I thought after our rafting trip, he would never want to boat again. Thanks.

Take care - Kathleen, Eliza, Kenton and Cole

Subject: Hey
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 07:21:38 -0400

To: <>

Hey Creed!
We had a great time kayaking on the Savage Reservoir.It was the best part of our trip! When anyone asks about our vacation all the kids talk about is the day on the reservoir.Thanks and we will see you next year.

Ray and Tracy Stalcup
Abingdon Maryland

Subject: kayaking pictures
Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2002 20:00:22 -0400
From: "Dave, Kathy and Danny Clark" <>
To: <>

Looking forward to seeing the pictures from my son's trip on August 1, 2002 on the resevoir with Creed.
He had a great time and is looking forward to another trip/ Kathy Clark

Thanks from Dan.

Subject: Kayaking Thanks and Pictures
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 10:04:57 EDT


Many thanks for the kayaking experience at the Savage River Reservoir this
past Saturday. Erika and I had a wonderful time and won't hesitate to refer
others that will be traveling to the area. Next time we're up in the Deep
Creek Lake area, you can be sure we'll return for another trip.

Thanks again,
Mark Rolufs

Subject: What a trip!
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 18:19:54 -0400

To: "''" <>

Hello -
I'm not sure that I took the time to send you my thanks to you, but wanted
to do so before it slipped my mind again. Maybe now more than ever I wanted
to send this - to try and remember the peace I found while I was there.
Especially in light of all the chaos around us these past few days. It
really does make you stop and think.

I was in Deep Creek on vacation with my family the 3rd week of August. I
attended the bonfire which was really a wonderful experience. It was a nice
way for me to spend the 1st evening of my vacation. My mom had been to
orientation and picked up your info from Crede. She knew it would be
something that would interest me. And it did! What a wonderful, enriching
and soul centering experience. I had fun, learned something and really
enjoyed sitting out in the woods by the blazing fire.

On Friday I decided to try the kayak trip. I had kayaked once before in key
west, but apparently I remembered nothing! Crede was so patient and
encouraging. Fortunately there were only 2 other people (a great couple)
out on the trip that day - plus Sean(?) - a really great kid who added so
much to the adventure. He was smart and helpful and talked about things
well beyond his years. He should have my thanks as well - please pass it
on. In any case, we had the place to ourselves. The water was like glass
and everyone kind of did their own thing and enjoyed themselves. The hike
was amazing, and I must admit - I was pretty proud of myself for getting up
that mountain!

I just wanted to make sure that you know how nice and comforting it is that
there are people out there doing what you are doing at camp earth. I
couldn't stop talking about my kayak trip when I returned, and the hike
inspired me to go to new germany state park that Sunday and do 4 more miles!
Since then I have been working away here at my computer. I have saved a
photo from your website as my desktop wallpaper, and whenever it's a hard
day I find myself looking at that photo and I am out on the water paddling,
trying to stay straight!

Thank you so much for an experience that has touched me! You never know
what you'll find along life's way, but I am certainly glad I found camp
earth. I am passing your info on to anyone who will listen! I hope they do
and have an experience like mine.

I hope the summer has treated you well. As we head to fall, I pray that you
enjoy many glorious and colorful days in the mountains.

Thanks again - take care. May each day you live be filled with peace, love and kindness.....all the

kelly :)

kelly cain
project manager
alexander and tom, inc
2400 boston street
suite 308
baltimore, md 21224

Subject: (no subject)
Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2001 09:08:45 -0400

Organization: BAH

To Mr. Creed and Others,

Thanks for the opportunities and good times you and others provided to
our son, Alek Nolan, last week. All Earth is doing a great service for
us city people.

Tim Nolan

All Earth Eco Tours ™, P.O. Box 35, Friendsville, MD 21531
301-746-4083 ~ Toll Free 1-800-446-7554