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Pony Express re-ride arrives in Carson Valley

Staff Reports
Dwight Borges makes his way down Emigrant Trail towards Foothill Road aboard Belgian Draft Horse 'Jake' south of Gardnerville during the 2016 Pony Express Re-ride.
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1 p.m. update

The Pony Express rider is in Jacks Valley and headed south to Genoa.  According top the last status update, the riders exchanged the mochila at Jacks Valley Elementary School at 12:05 p.m., 45 minutes early.

Construction on Jacks Valley Road will require the rider to use the road’s shoulder. The rider’s escort will have to wait on traffic controls, county officials said.

Once through Genoa, this year the rider will go up Kingsbury Grade to Stateline, where the transfer is scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. on the way to Sacramento.

6 a.m. update

The Pony Express rider is south of Lake Lahontan and heading for Fort Churchill, according to the map tracker. The last report from the trail said the rider was running 15 minutes ahead of schedule.

The Pony is scheduled to arrive in Fort Churchill at 7:45 a.m. and in Carson City at 12:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. update

The Pony Express rider is approaching Railroad Pass 20 miles west of Austin, according to the tracker.

The hand-off at Railroad Pass was scheduled for 2 p.m.

According to the most recent report from the trail, the rider reached highways 50 and 722 at 1 p.m., 1 hour and 45 minutes behind schedule.

The Pony Express Re-ride crossed into Nevada and was at Overland Pass at 1:55 a.m. Monday.

The latest report from the trail was that the rider reached Grubb’s Well at 8:05 a.m., two hours and five minutes behind schedule.

As of 8:20 a.m., the rider is east of Austin approaching Highway 50, according to a radio tracker being carried with the mochila and the mail.

The rider is expected to arrive in Carson City on Wednesday morning and in Genoa by mid-afternoon.

This year’s re-ride of the Pony Express started in St. Joseph, Mo., on June 5 and is expected to arrive in Sacramento on Thursday after traveling 1,966 miles.

For more information, visit http://nationalponyexpress.org