2015

Schellbourne Re-Riders 2015

FROM: Wendy Anderson
July 5th, 2015 PST

Jim Hannah and Tony Zamora. It was dark, pitch black. The horses moved out carefully, watching all the shadows from vehicles in the front and in back of them. Their ride went well, then the next two riders headed out, and things went drastically wrong quickly. One rider came off and the horse disappeared into the dark morning. Luckily, the rider seemed to be okay, and the mail had been on the other rider’s horse, so the mail must go on. A big thank you to Lyle Ladner and Dean, Continue Reading

Schellbourne Re-Riders

FROM: Wendy Anderson, Schellbourne Re-riders
July 5th, 2015 PST

Jim Hannah and Tony Zamora. It was dark, pitch black. The horses moved out carefully, watching all the shadows from vehicles in the front and in back of them. Their ride went well, then the next two riders headed out, and things went drastically wrong quickly. One rider came off and the horse disappeared into the dark morning. Luckily, the rider seemed to be okay, and the mail had been on the other rider’s horse, so the mail must go on. A big thank you to Lyle Ladner and Dean, Continue Reading

Nevada Re-Ride 2015

FROM: Ron Bell, President Nevada Division
July 4th, 2015 PST

Steve Neilson picked me up at 7:00 am on Sunday June 21, 2015 to start our adventure at Ibapah, to pick up the mail from Utah. After a nice drive we arrived kind of in Ibapah found the trail marker but no people or horses. Steve and I drove around a bit to check out the hot spots in town, well we found slim pickings. The next move was to backtrack to check ranches with trailers, horses and people. I remember a statement that the ranch was about 2 miles, Continue Reading

Nevada Re-Ride 2015

FROM: Ron Bell President Nevada Division Pony Express
July 4th, 2015 PST

Steve Neilson picked me up at 7:00 am on Sunday June 21, 2015 to start our adventure at Ibapah, to pick up the mail from Utah. After a nice drive we arrived kind of in Ibapah found the trail marker but no people or horses. Steve and I drove around a bit to check out the hot spots in town, well we found slim pickings. The next move was to backtrack to check ranches with trailers, horses and people. I remember a statement that the ranch was about 2 miles, Continue Reading

Schellbourne ReRiders June 22, 2015:

FROM: Gene Ockert, Ride Captain, Schellbourne ReRiders
July 3rd, 2015 PST

As we are departing for Hicks Ranch where we camp for the first night. We left Ely Sunday 20th, about 12:30. On our way we ran into the group from Pahrump who was riding with us for the ReRide. One of the trailers was on the side of the road, we stopped to give assistance. It seems that they broke an spring on the horse trailer. Not sure if this is a sign for the rest of the trip. We all ran into Wendover to top off on fuel and, Continue Reading

Larry Carpenter's Report

FROM: Larry Carpenter, Member California Division, and Corresponding Secretary of the NPEA
June 26th, 2015 PST

Long before the last Rider and Escort arrived at Pony Express Plaza, a growing group of NPEA (California and Nevada Division) members, friends, a dignitaries, and friends of the Pony Express began arriving there in anticipation of the event. Postal Service employees set up the PA system, a tent for the Official Volunteer Cancellation crew (they would Cancel the Postage on the Commemorative Letters) and chairs for Speakers. Members of the Media interviewed NPEA members and got material for news to be written. A security detail from Sacramento Police Department, Continue Reading

2015 will be remembered as a HOT year for the ReRide

FROM: Petra Keller, NPEA Nevada Division
June 25th, 2015 PST

2015 will be remembered as a HOT year for the ReRide. Wow – the temps were scorching but the mail must go through. My first leg would be a familiar one, Edwards Creek to Hwy 50 by Cold Springs, Nevada riding with the Jares family. It is a relatively flat dirt road with a couple of cattle guards, about 5 miles. A minor hiccup in our lineup, Alex was fighting the fire near Markleeville, CA and would not be able to ride with us this year, so we came up, Continue Reading

Inaugural Year for Live Stream from the HAM communications

FROM: Ron Norton, KJ6XI
June 25th, 2015 PST

We’ll , we did it again. I would like to thank everyone who took part in providing the communications for the California part of the NPEA 2015 Reride. I think the hams did a professional job. For the first time a live stream was provided on the NPEA website providing instant information as to where the pony was at that time. Once again, Thank you! I know that Pony Express really appreciate the service the Amateur Radio operators provide. Next year the Reride will start in Old Sacramento traveling east, Continue Reading

Brockliss Bridge & Kyburz

FROM: Gary Plank, NPEA California Division
June 25th, 2015 PST

Here are a couple of short videos on the trails we worked on this year, the Kyburz Dump to Webber Mill and Brockliss Bridge. The rider is Dave Peters and his horse Sugarloaf. Unfortunately the mail was 5 hrs. late which put us in the dark again and we were unable to get ride footage on the trail. We cut 23 trees off the Kyburz Dump in three days of clearing. It’s a beautiful trial, with huge granite boulders and clear mountain streams, but always a lot of work. The, Continue Reading

Thank You

FROM: Paula Bath, Colorado member since 1991
June 25th, 2015 PST

Thank you again so much for all your hard work on ride coverage and website this year.