The Pony Express will be riding through Genoa around 3:30 p.m. today where riders will exchange the mochila on their way to Carson City.
National Pony Express Association Nevada Division Secretary Sam DiMuzio said Nevada riders expect to get the pouch that contains the mail in Woodfords at 1 p.m.
According to the scheduled on nationalponyexpress.org, riders will be at Carson City by 6 p.m. and Fort Churchill at 10:45 p.m. on their way east across Nevada.
The estimated 650 riders began their 1,966-mile journey from Old Sacramento to St. Joseph, Mo., at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
They expect the relay to arrive at its destination and the mail at 7:30 p.m. Central Time June 26.
The ride was canceled last year due to the coronavirus outbreak. It switches direction each year.
Because the ride involves a relay, all times are approximate. The rider can be early or late depending on conditions on the trail. On Wednesday night the moon will be a waxing crescent which won’t supply as much light for riders crossing the Sierra and could slow them down a little.
The mochila contains a GPS marker that tracks the mail as it goes from rider to rider which updates on a map on the Pony Express’ web site.
Those tracking the rider may also call the hotline at 855-809-8589 to receive reports from the trail.