That's why I have a canoe with nice seats and back rest.pumpgun said:which branch? i do a trip of that size a couple times a year with my boys on the raystown branch and you have to really watch the water level or it can turn out miserable. also, i have found that a lot of kayaks are not all that comfortable for sitting long periods and our backs get sore. by day two we are usually pretty sore. its fun, but if the boys are younger than about 15 it could be a bit much.