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Old 04-22-2015, 01:12 PM   #1
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No Gas (or anything else) in Hite!

Long story short - No gas at the convenience store at Hite Marina on the northern end of Lake Powell. Actually no convenience store open either. Nor anything at all open at Hite until further notice.

This is a big deal in that part of the country as Hite was the only gas supply between Hanksville and Blanding.
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Old 04-22-2015, 01:15 PM   #2
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Hope you weren't too inconvenienced!!

Thanks fort he update
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Old 04-22-2015, 01:32 PM   #3
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We weren't but we sure would have been. We had one of the lodging units reserved for a Utah DS loop (same thing we did last year). They closed Hite for the season and didn't even bother to let us know in spite of our "confirmed" reservations. That would have made for a difficult evening....

Accidently found the "closed" info on line and called the lodging company to confirm. Yep. Closed until further notice, even the gas pumps. It would have been a long push to Hanksville.
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Old 04-22-2015, 02:04 PM   #4
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Yeah, I had to boondock amp there last Friday due to rain. The lake is so low I don't know how you'd get a boat in or out of there so I assume it's closed until the water level rises. No boats, no need for gas I guess. North of there at the junction of 95 and 24 is Hanksville. 2-3 gas stations, a market, and a couple restaurants.
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:37 PM   #5
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Hope you weren't too inconvenienced!!

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Frye Canyon used to have gas......been closed for years though
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:04 PM   #6
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Hall's Crossing and Bull Frog marinas have gas for the boaters.
There are gas cans to borrow & fill.
They might even have auto fuel pumps, not sure.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:01 PM   #7
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No gas at Hite is a real problem for traveling in that area. I guess a trip to Hanksville will have to be part of any plans now. What a bummer.
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:26 AM   #8
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I figured that was coming. The marina was a ghost town last summer when we were there. Makes a DS ride in that area pretty tough.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:16 AM   #9
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That's going to be a disaster for travel thru that fantastic area. Wonder how far it would be from Blanding/Bluff to Hanksville or Boulder. May have to try to detour down to Bullfrog to do the Burr Trail.

Edit. I looked at a couple of our recent trips. It was 214 miles from Escalante to Blanding via the Burr Trail, Eggnog, Woodenshoe, Elk Mtn. Gas at Boulder would push that down to 185. This is what we plan on for the leg from Mesquite to Toroweep to Kanab.

But you might be hard pressed to do Blanding to the Maze Overlook, Flint trail and then to Hanksville.

Maybe they will start selling gas at Fry Canyon.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:27 AM   #10
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That sucks.......Makes a fun loop really hard to do.


I have a feeling that crazy lady at the needles outpost may follow suite eventually.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:36 AM   #11
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That's going to be a disaster for travel thru that fantastic area. Wonder how far it would be from Blanding/Bluff to Hanksville or Boulder. May have to try to detour down to Bullfrog to do the Burr Trail.

Edit. I looked at a couple of our recent trips. It was 214 miles from Escalante to Blanding via the Burr Trail, Eggnog, Woodenshoe, Elk Mtn. Gas at Boulder would push that down to 185. This is what we plan on for the leg from Mesquite to Toroweep to Kanab.

But you might be hard pressed to do Blanding to the Maze Overlook, Flint trail and then to Hanksville.

Maybe they will start selling gas at Fry Canyon.
Is the ferry at Bullfrog running again? The ramp was way out of the water a couple of years ago. That's a long detour to Bullfrog just to get gas.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:49 AM   #12
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Hall's Crossing and Bull Frog marinas have gas for the boaters.
There are gas cans to borrow & fill.
They might even have auto fuel pumps, not sure.
I think the Village Store in Hall's Crossing (on the hill above the marina) still has vehicle fuel pumps. It did last time I was there.

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Old 04-23-2015, 08:01 AM   #13
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Green River - maze - woodenshoe - beef basin - needles will be hard or impossible now, that's over 300 miles, never mind getting to moab. Starting in hanksville doesn't help. Guess you have to go into Monticello.
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:08 AM   #14
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Green River - maze - woodenshoe - beef basin - needles will be hard or impossible now, that's over 300 miles, never mind getting to moab. Starting in hanksville doesn't help. Guess you have to go into Monticello.
Agreed. We was planning to do just that soon. Required a fuel stop at Hite of course. This is not what I wanted to hear.
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:38 PM   #15
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This is definitely terrible news. Although I don't think it's attributed to the water level...the levels haven't been high enough for boats in years....or at least that was my perception....

What's worse than no gas is the fact that now you can't get delicious ice-cream bars in the middle of a scorching desert day.
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