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GPSPOWELL

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Okay, after a long hiatus we will be returning to Lake Powell in late July from Colorado with a new/old boat refitted to be used there exclusively. We intend to launch at Hite so, question #1: Can I buy an annual boat sticker at the Hite store or do I need to drive to Bullfrog to get it? Question #2: Since I will be taking the boat back to Colorado to store here on the farm until its return to LP, do I need to take it to Bullfrog for decontamination before traveling interstate home? Is there an alternative? Thanks.
 

Dale

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Okay, after a long hiatus we will be returning to Lake Powell in late July from Colorado with a new/old boat refitted to be used there exclusively. We intend to launch at Hite so, question #1: Can I buy an annual boat sticker at the Hite store or do I need to drive to Bullfrog to get it? Question #2: Since I will be taking the boat back to Colorado to store here on the farm until its return to LP, do I need to take it to Bullfrog for decontamination before traveling interstate home? Is there an alternative? Thanks.

Is there water at Hite this year?
 

Endurance

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Welcome back to the lake! Wayne has some great links to help you know when it is okay to launch at Hite.

First is a link called "launch ramps." Here: http://wayneswords.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=6&Itemid=12 If you scroll down to Hite and look there, the last update was in December 2016 when you would have had a rough time launching at Powell. But not to worry, the link has more useful information, like where it says "If elevation is above 3611 then it is likely that a launch at some location along the shoreline is possible. If less than 3611 then go to Bullfrog or Halls and run uplake." It goes on to give you tips on the best places to launch for different lake levels.

About this time, you are probably wondering, what is the lake level? Not to worry, Wayne has a second link for that. Here: http://lakepowell.water-data.com/ If you follow that link, it says that the current lake level (as of yesterday) was 3628.74. As much as that high lake level is good for the world (at least those who need to drink water) it probably saddens Glen Canyon Institute. But it will give you and me a warm fuzzy feeling.

Third, you are doing the right thing to check in here. This time of year at high runoff, you might be launching into water that is the consistency of chocolate pudding. That will probably get better by the time of your trip, but you will want to check back to be sure. Chances are, someone will be able to give you a recent report.

Again, Welcome back!
 

Dan Spitzer

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We'll be stopping by Hite the evening of 6/23 and camping over for the night. The plan is to check on launching conditions and to post a report, although with the higher water level launching should not be a problem. It will be difficult to know much about the water clarity down lake from Hite just by being on the shoreline however. We're seriously considering launching at Hite the following week however and can give a more detailed report after 7/4.
 
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