Today Whitney and I headed west to do a day trip from Washington DC and kayaked the Shenandoah River. We rented kayaks from the Down River Canoe Company, which were pricey at $39/ea, but it did include the transportation 12 miles up river, which gave us just over 5 hours of kayaking time when you included lunch. For lunch, we packed sandwiches and found a really neat rock face to eat on. The further upstream you go on the river, the more minor rapids you face, although none that we saw during our 12 mile route were all that bad. The front desk there will loan you dry bags for cameras, and they also watch your keys for you. All in all, a GREAT day on the water.