A GPS tracker in the Mochila takes YOU along on the Re-Ride!

Using the Two Maps below,

follow NPEA Members and their Horses as they Re-Ride History.

The Pony Express Re-Riders carry the mail as they travel 1,800 miles from Sacramento, California to St. Joseph, Missouri.  The Pony Riders will travel day and night to make the 10 day trip.  There is a GPS (SPOT tracker) that is carried in the mochila, which sends a “ping” to a satellite every five minutes.  This ping is then marked as a Pony Rider Icon on the larger NPS Map, below, for you to see the Re-Ride progress.

[Other Stories and Status Updates can be found on this page:  Reports from the Trail.]

*****  2023 Re-Ride Maps  *****


[This map only works during the 10 days of the Re-Ride]

This first Map records the “ping” received by the satellite, directly from the mochila that is on the Current Rider’s Horse.  Time is recorded in Pacific Time (PT).  This ping is then recorded on the NPS map, the second one below, for you to see the whole Re-Ride.


*Interactive NPS Map *

(National Park Service [NPS] Map)

[NPS translates the signal from the GPS Spot Map, above,

to this interactive map for you to follow the entire Re-Ride.]

The black Pony Rider icons are positioned 5 minutes apart.  Click the (+) button to zoom in to any location area and click the (-) button to zoom back out.  You can also measure distance, choose layers, access the legend, change the background (basemap) or find a specific location.  The coordinates (longitude/latitude) of the cursor location are in the lower left-hand corner.  Click on a blue dot or a Pony Rider icon for more information, too.


The map is best viewed within a full browser window.

Please Click Here to view the full map in a new window.



**View Past Re-Ride Maps Here**



Recent Status Updates

FROM: NPEA Stablemaster
SENT: June 8th, 2023 | 8:46pm PDT
STATUS: The Pony will divert north from Fort Churchill due to flooding. It will follow Hwy 50 through Fallon on to Sand Springs.

FROM: NPEA Stablemaster
SENT: June 8th, 2023 | 6:11pm PDT
STATUS: The Pony has just passed through Carson City, on time.

FROM: NPEA Stablemaster
SENT: June 8th, 2023 | 1:13pm PDT
STATUS: The Pony passed through Woodford's Station about a half-hour early. Now, about a half-hour outside of Woodford's, the Pony is very close to schedule.

FROM: NPEA Stablemaster
SENT: June 8th, 2023 | 9:35am PDT
STATUS: Some issues have been worked through and the map is working properly and the Pony is back on time. The mochila and Pony are south of Lake Tahoe, riding the loop towards Woodfords Station.

FROM: NPEA Stablemaster
SENT: June 8th, 2023 | 5:34am PDT
STATUS: The Pony is currently running about 2.5 hours behind schedule, per projected arrival time to Woodfords. We seem to be having a few technical mapping issues, as well as challenging trail issues overnight.

See All Status Updates