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Orizaba in April / May

Postby crowsama » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:39 am

Hey y'all

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!

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Re: Orizaba in April / May

Postby mtnjim » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:26 pm

Anyone have info for likely conditions late April?

Also, is the road to La Joya on Izta likely to be driveable in a rental car (2wd) the last two weeks of April?


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Re: Orizaba in April / May

Postby Woodie Hopper » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:25 pm

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".

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Re: Orizaba in April / May

Postby Matt Lemke » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:41 pm

La Joya is easily driven in any car
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