Trail LP

Trail LP (Luz Piloto (Pilot Light)) is the shortest member of The Smoking Section collection. Like the other Smoking Section trails, it’s a straight-down-a-ridge, singletrack made by goats, campesinos, running water, and a few biker/hikers. The vegetation can quickly take back over this rarely used trail so part of the fun is keeping a sharp eye on the terrain to keep from being led astray by a mirage path. Depending on the time of year and the amount of recent use, the tread may show more or less obviously. The usual mix of scrub oak and acacia bushes (i.e. THORNS!) do their best to keep your sight lines short and your body scraped up. Just go easy on the terrain with your braking, be prepared to turn quick, and let ‘er roll.

Since Trail LP dumps out on Trail TTT (Toro Toro Toro (Bull Bull Bull)) above the steep, eroded section, it makes for a nice connector to create a loop on the western end of Road LNR so you can ride part of Trail MMD (Maguey Mi Dia (Maguey My Day)), come down Trail LP, and be back up on the top of Road LNR for more singletrack (e.g. Trail ED (Espina D (Spine)), Trail LLL (Larry’s Lacerated Leg), Trail VV (Via Viguera)).

Trail Parameters
Trail Type: Trail
Trail Tread: Goat Path
IMBA Trail Rating: Blue Square – Difficult
Trail Length (km): 0.24
Trail Total Ascent (m): 0
Trail Total Descent (m): 48
Trail Maximum Elevation (m): 1882
Trail Minimum Elevation (m): 1832
Average Grade (%): -20.2
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3 comments for “Trail LP

  1. Deron
    2015-01-18 at 5:07 PM

    Pruned 2015-01-16

  2. Deron
    2015-01-18 at 7:12 PM

    A trail video of this trail is available now:

  3. 2016-01-06 at 5:45 PM

    Pruned 2015-12-23

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