I received this message from John S-- and am passing it on in the event anyone wishes to get in touch with him.
I am arriving in Albuquerque Saturday morning, January 26, and leaving to return home to Florida on Monday late afternoon. I am traveling alone, but anyone who would like to go up to the crest to see the finches on either Saturday, Sunday, or Monday is more than welcome to join me. I will be staying at the La Quinta at 2424 San Mateo Blvd, and my cell phone is 561-445-5201.
On 1/25/2013 3:10 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Hello again Ken:
> I am arriving in Albuquerque tomorrow morning and leaving Monday afternoon. I have been checking the forecast daily, and it has deteriorated considerably for the weekend (Murphy's Law), although Sunday at least looks like there will be an opportunity. My question is, is there a phone number to call to check on the latest conditions on the mountain road - rain, snow, ice, plowing, etc? How dicey is black ice on the road if it's been raining? Thanks much.
> John S-
As for black ice, it is often encountered if the snow melts and the water on the roadway re-freezes overnight. Expect it on any pavement that looks wet even though the temperature may be below freezing. Use caution especially on curves and do not use automatic cruise control as it may shift gears suddenly and cause a skid. Look out for the oncoming drivers who may descend much too rapidly.