Wasn't really planning on it, but things have opened in my life and I have ~3 months of in-between time starting this April. After a failed attempt @ orizaba in 12/08 (not enough acclimatization,) I'd like to take another shot at it.
Most accounts list April as a possibility, but just wanted to see how realistic that is. Any input is greatly appreciated!
April is likely fine for both- dry season typically ends in late March. You might get some snow in April higher-up, but chances are you'd be fine. I don't have any reason to expect the road to La Joya would be a problem for 2WD vehicles. I think you park ~100m below the former La Joya now at "La Joyallita".