Saturday, September 19, 2020

Dirt Road to the Leviathan Mine and River Ranch

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by Gage T. Smith, "The Picon Guy" Lately I have been rediscovering the area around my home. In September, a few friends and I decided that we would take the rocky, bumpy road from US 395...
Minnehaha Steep

Dirt Road to the Top of Minnehaha Canyon

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by Gage T. Smith "the Picon Guy" Sometimes we tend to overlook what is right in our own back yard. A few weeks ago, some of my buddies decided to do a ride in the Pine...
Gage Smith's Goldfield Gang

Six Days in Goldfield

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by Gage T. Smith, "the Picon Guy" To most folks, driving to Las Vegas on Highway 95, Goldfield is just a minor irritant.  First of all, you have to slow down to 25 and after...
Gage's Gang rides into Austin

4th of July in Austin

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by Gage T. Smith, "the Picon guy" Founded in the 1860s, Austin has always been the town that refused to die. Forever, it was the county seat of Lander County — until it wasn't. The...

Down the Dirt Road to Green Creek

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A nice day outing with some spectacular scenery awaits you in the Green Creek area just inside California, or, as we say around here Far Western Nevada).  Located a few miles south of the...
Gage Smith riding his RZR pedal to th metal

Dirt Road to Masonic, Bodie and Aurora

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by Gage Smith, "the Picon Guy" There is nothing like a beautiful spring like day in Nevada. The azure blue skies set off the brilliant white snow capped peaks of the surrounding mountains. The ground...
Unionville road

Dirt Road to Unionville

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by Gage Smith, "the Picon Guy" Any long time Nevadan knows that camping on the first weekend in May can be a real crap shoot. The weather can be anything from sweltering hot to frigid...
Goldfield Nevada

Dirt Roads in Black & White

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by Gage T. Smith, "the Picon Guy" I've always had an interest in photography and packed a camera with me just about everywhere since I was a kid. But in the days of film, not...
Brick house on a Nevada dirt road

Four Brick Buildings Along A Dirt Road

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by Gage T. Smith, "the Picon Guy" I guess it is an age related thing but I am finding that in my travels, what was supposed to be the focus of the trip gets relegated...
Lori at the Martin Hotel, Winnemucca Nevada

All (Dirt) Roads Lead to Picon

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by Gage Smith See my recipe for a Perfect Picon below I am known to some as The Picon Guy. Now how can a guy like me be saddled with such a moniker? It all started...
The Picon Guy leads the convoy to Dixie Valley Nevada

Dirt Roads Around Dixie Valley

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by Gage T. Smith, the Picon Guy I enjoy the back country in our great state of Nevada and I get out into it more than most. I lead a small, loose-knit group of folks who...
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