Nebraska Re-Ride East of Big Springs

FROM: Mary Cone, Trail Captain
June 14th, 2022 PDT

Mary Eisenzimmer took 4 pics of daughter Kallie as she was sworn in by Nebraska President Cathy Stevens, while Mary Cone looks on.   Kallie rode two different horses for the Nebraska crew.  Two of the hundreds of mochila exchanges that took place along the Ride.

Murray Park to Simpson Springs, UT

FROM: Patsy Lange
June 13th, 2022 PDT

I am so proud of my team 2, we all worked together to get the Pony from Murray Park through the City, continuing through Eagle Mountain, on to Fairfield, and starting into the Western Desert to Simpson. We started getting some fairly strong wind around the Eagle mountain area, almost impossible to keep hats on, and if you had a side wind pushing against you and the horse, it slowed ya down a little. The temperature on my truck was reading 96°, most of the way. Everybody still had a, Continue Reading

Jefferson County Nebraska Riders

FROM: Debra Hill
June 13th, 2022 PDT

Here are some pictures from last Tuesdays ride through Jefferson County Nebraska. The riders are Richie and Mandi Hill, their children Sabrina and Blake plus grandma Deb Hill and Kara Riggle.

Emigration Canyon, UT

FROM: Wendy Bowman
June 12th, 2022 PDT

Hello:  I took this photo as the re-ride came through Emigration Canyon, UT today.  It was such a great experience to see this.  Thanks for keeping history alive. Wendy Bowman

Utah Team 3

FROM: Pat Hearty
June 12th, 2022 PDT

Utah’s Team 3 picked up the mail from the Wyoming riders and headed west under a beautiful moon.  Seventeen riders, perfect weather, and every rider in place and on time.  Just a few screw-ups in the schedule, which everyone dealt with and adapted.  We delivered the mochila at Murray Park pretty close to on time.  We had 4 first-time riders under age 16, and we sure hope they had fun and will want to come back.  Isabelle Hearty wasn’t sure she was ready, but finished her ride wishing for more. , Continue Reading


FROM: Patsy Lange
June 12th, 2022 PDT

We came through at Faust at 5:15pm MDT, 15 minutes ahead of schedule.  Still a lot of wind.  Truck says it’s 96°, but we’re having a great ride!

Murray Park

FROM: Patsy Lange
June 12th, 2022 PDT

We received the mail about 10 minutes early at Murray Park and left Murray Park at 11:30. The pony is now 3 MI from Camp Floyd inn in Fairfield we’re making really good time it’s been warm but not too hot. Right now we have wind so some of us couldn’t keep a hat on but we’re all having a good time.

Haulin' the Mail by Chimney Rock!

FROM: Western Nebraska by Chimney Rock
June 9th, 2022 PDT

Torrential Rain, Hail and Wind Halt Pony for about an Hour SE of Hastings, NE.

FROM: NPEA Stablemaster
June 8th, 2022 PDT

The Pony was scootin’ along just fine, on time–see the Green “on-time” rider icon in the second screenshot–when the skies opened up with fury!  The first screenshot, later in time, shows the storm moving on through and the Pony as then being late (Red icon) while it rode out the storm under cover.  These screenshots are courtesy of our tech wizards at National Park Service who have put a weather layer on the interactive map for everyone to use and enjoy.   Anyone can do this!   —  Stablemaster Mary

Views of the Pony in Kansas and Nebraska

FROM: Racine Hillegom, on the Trail in Kansas and Eastern Nebraska
June 8th, 2022 PDT