Tuesday, July 20, 2010

On My Radar: Tubing down the Shenandoah River

It's one of my favorite summer past times and being from Texas, I can rarely pass up the opportunity to take a group out on the river. This past week we ventured with On Tap Magazine to Front Royal with about 100 rowdy DCers. But you too can plan the perfect day tubing down the river with friends.

Round up your group and leave from D.C. around 11 a.m. That will get you there by 12: 15 p.m. (right up Highway 66). Be sure to BOOK IN ADVANCE as it can get busy on the river and they will turn you away often. Price is $20.00/canoe, kayak or raft per day or $8.00/tube. I highly recommend you either tube and have your cooler and friends tied together or get a raft which can hold a lot of people and all of your gear and there isn't any chance of you flipping over and getting too wet. And Front Royal Canoe Company provides your tubes, rafts and cooler tubes!

What to Bring:
All the alcohol you want (no glass containers. I suggest Heineken mini-kegs, gallons of sangria, jello shots, beer in cans), an icechest, ice, snacks and lunch, towels, water shoes or sneakers you can get wet, sun glasses, sun screen, water camera, plastic bag to seal your wallet, phone, etc. or leave them in the car, a change of dry clothes. And lastly A DESIGNATED DRIVER!

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