You head out from John's place in Los Alamos and through town. Not very many people are up at this hour, but a few early birds are coming in for work at Los Alamos National Laboratory. They are heading the other direction, so there is no traffic to contend with. Aren't you glad you took the day off?
John drives down the front hill, past the "White Rock Y" and the turn-off for Espanola. On your left you can see Black Mesa.