We would like to kayak Lone Rock Canyon this summer, but the guided trips are really expensive so we were thinking of just renting kayaks and heading off on our own, starting at Lone Rock Beach. We have all kayaked rivers and lakes for a number of years, but I don't know if I would call us truly "experienced" kayakers. Any tips? Best time of day? What about kayaking in the evening? About how far is it from the beach through the canyon or about how long does it take? Is it easy to get lost in the canyon? Is the water pretty smooth or is it fairly choppy? Suggestions for places to explore?
I would appreciate any suggestions from people who have been there/done this!