<div><strong><font color="#3333ff"><font size="5">Canoe Tas</font> Inc</font></strong> </div> <p><b><font size="2">West Coast</font></b> </p> <p><b><font color="#000000" size="5">Franklin River</font></b> </p> <div><b><font size="+1">Lyell Highway to Collingwood confluence</font></b> </div> <p> <table cellSpacing="0" cellPadding="4" width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <p> <tr bgColor="#ecdfc4"> <td> <div><b>Distance: </b>8.5 km. </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><b>Average Grade: </b>8 m/km </td> </tr> <tr bgColor="#ecdfc4"> <td><b>Peak Grade: </b>15 m/km </td> </tr> <tr> <td><b>Difficulty: </b>Grade 3. </td> </tr> <tr bgColor="#ecdfc4"> <td><b>Paddling Time: </b>2-4 hours. </td> </tr> <tr> <td><b>Entry Point: </b>Franklin Bridge on the Lyell Highway Bridge (A10), (Grid ref. 190 257). </td> </tr> <tr bgColor="#ecdfc4"> <td><b>Exit Point: </b>The Collingwood River confluence, then portage back to the Lyell Highway. </td> </tr> <tr> <td><b>Water Level: </b>There is a river level gauge at the Collingwood Bridge. Below 0.7m. will be a scratchy, low level descent. </td> </tr> <tr bgColor="#ecdfc4"> <td><b>Tasmap: </b>1:100 000 Nive, 1:25 000 Loddon sheet preferred. </td> </tr> <tr> <td><b>Shuttle: </b> </td> </tr> <tr bgColor="#ecdfc4"> <td><b>General Description: </b>A seldom paddled section of the Franklin, having a difficult exit if paddled on it's own, with the Collingwood being a better start if the main section of the Franklin is to be paddled. </td> </tr> </p> </tbody> </table> </p>