I'm considering meeting some friends at or near the Abert Rim Overlook to view the Annular Solar Eclipse this coming Oct 14th. It's practically dead center on the path. Maybe after the viewing drop down the east side to Plush and then over to check out The Glass House.
Having never been there I was hoping to get some feedback as to the conditions one might expect to see there mid October, to either rule it out or give it a thumbs up for a try.
Is that too late in the year to be up there?
When does the snow usually hit that area?
Are the roads passable in the fall?
Is the best access off Hwy 140?
Is there cell service in the area and on the rim?
Thanks for any opinions or advice on the feasibility of this spot for camping and viewing the eclipse.