Pony Express: we had something different this year at Martins Cove

FROM: Randy Thoroughman
June 24th, 2019 PST

Pony Express: we had something different this year at Martins Cove which is a retreat destination for the Morman faith with a huge amount of history behind it regarding Brigham Young and their western movement into Utah. Anyway, Paula and I were waiting in the dark for our rider to arrive when all of a sudden walking up the road towards us were some 30 to 40 people with lanterns. It was midnight. They were staying in the campground and had stayed up to meet us and watch the exchange., Continue Reading

CENTRAL WYOMING GROUP

FROM: RANDY THOROUGHMAN
June 16th, 2019 PST

The central area of Wyoming got the mail through to Jeffery City. I loved being with all of the riders. We had some good riders this year. The girls this year were exceptional. Having Rick Alt did not hurt us either. It was fun for all of us. We reached Jeffery City by 6:00 A.M. Took a day to recoup but now I’m back to normal. Abbigail was Abbigail. I saved her for the highway and Martins Cove all in the dark. She gave me everything I asked for. “SPEED, Continue Reading

Ride by Farson, Wyoming

FROM: Janet Hartford
June 16th, 2019 PST

Had great weather and awesome rides just west of Farson, MM 114 to 112. The cut-across road between the La Barge Hwy and Granger that was the best! Dirt, no bottles to dodge, just one badger hole… in the road! Is amazing that we ride the same trail as the Pony Express, Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, and California Trail!    

Welcoming riders at Guernsey

FROM: Missy Byrd
June 14th, 2019 PST

Welcoming the riders at Wendover Rd in Guernsey, 5:30 am

Southeast Wyoming

FROM: Stephanie Goulart
June 14th, 2019 PST

Adahline Goulart’s first ride as an official member

Mochilla exchange in South Torrington

FROM: Stephanie Goulart
June 14th, 2019 PST

Riders Tony Goulart, Dennis Fischer

2018

Wyoming Sweetwater Chapter - Christmas Card Ride

FROM: Melissa Misner
December 21st, 2018 PST

2018 Pony Express Re-ride South of Evanston, Wyoming

FROM: Susan Gerrard
July 4th, 2018 PST

The riders are south of Evanston, Wyoming.

RIDE FOR THE BRAND!!

FROM: Bob Heykoop
July 3rd, 2018 PST

“RIDE FOR THE BRAND!!  What an honor to get to participate in a slice of American History this past week.  From 1860 -1861 the US Mail was carried between St Joseph MO & Sacramento CA by the PONY EXPRESS.  Each year in June over 750 riders, riding 24/7, participate in the re-ride carrying the mail 1966 miles in 10 days.  The NPEA is a world class organization that has coordinated the re-ride for 40 years.  A big thank you to Les Bennington, Ron &  Kathy L. Atkinson, Kristine Salisbury Hayduk,, Continue Reading

Photos of the Ride - June 25, 2018 Wyoming

FROM: Leo Morin
June 27th, 2018 PST

1. I WAS ABLE TO INTERCEPT THE RIDERS, PONIES, & MOCHILA, ON 6/25/18, IN EVANSTON, WY, ON HIGHWAY 150, JUST SOUTH OF THE EVANSTON/MOUNTAIN VIEW RANGER DISTRICT OFFICE, AND FOLLOW THEM FOR ABOUT THE NEXT 4-1/2 HOURS. 2. A BIG THANX TO WY STATE PRESIDENT, LES BENNINGTON AND WY RIDE CAPTAIN, RON ATKINSON, FOR THEIR TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE AND INFO, PRIOR TO THE RE-RIDE. 3. THE BEST OF MY PIX FROM EVANSTON, HILLIARD, PIEDMONT, FT. BRIDGER, AND URIE, ARE INCLUDED. 4. HATS OFF TO THE MANY RIDERS, PONIES, AND SUPPORT STAFF,, Continue Reading