Minnehaha Steep

Dirt Road to the Top of Minnehaha Canyon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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