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Pony Express 2021 Re-Ride Radio Operator Assignments

PRELIMINARY - RADIO OPERATOR ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2020 PONY EXPRESS WEST TO EAST
Revised - May 4, 2021 @ 2:30pm
NOTE: All Pony Times are shown in 24-hour format PDT to eliminate confusion
Woodfords, CA to Carson City, NV 31.5 miles in 4.5 hours, averaging 7.0 mph Section 1
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Thurs, June 16 0900 0.0 0.0 0.0 At Woodfords, CA (Arrive in Nevada) Need an Operator
To Follow Pony
  0905 0.5 0.5 0.5 At Emigrant Trail  
  0935 3.8 4.3 4.3 At Fredricksburg Lane
  1000 2.8 7.1 7.1 At Fairview Lane
  1015 1.5 8.6 8.6 At Red Barn (Scossa Ranch), Fairview Lane
  1045 3.7 12.3 12.3 At New Kingsbury Grade on Foothill Blvd
  1110 2.6 14.9 14.9 At Old Kingsbury Grade on Foothill Blvd
  1130 2.9 17.8 17.8 At Genoa Museum on Foorhill Blvd
NOON 1200 3.2 21.0 21.0 At Sierra Lakes Golf Course entrance, on Foothill Blvd
  1223 2.7 23.7 23.7 At Jack's Valley Fire Station, Jack's Valley Road
  1300 4.2 27.9 27.9 At Fuji Park via off-road at Target
  1330 3.6 31.5 31.5 At west side of St Charles hotel, Curry at 3rd St - via 395, Clearview
 
Carson City to Fort Churchill 32.0 miles in 4.5 hours, averaging 7.1 mph Section 2
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Thurs, June 16 1330 0.0 0.0 31.5 Leave St. Charles hotel, west side, Curry at 3rd St Jim Marshall - K6LR &
Don McRoberts - W3DRM
Follow Pony
  1400 4.1 4.1 35.6 At Hwy 50 at Deer Run Road
  1425 3.9 8.0 39.5 At Hwy 50 just east of Virginia City Road, pony goes off-road to Dayton
  1445 3.4 11.4 42.9 At 4-way signal in Dayton, crosses to S side of road and goes East
  1500 1.6 13.0 44.5 Pony goes off-road to Carson River Road
  1800 19.0 32.0 63.5 Pony Arrives Fort Churchill
 
Fort Churchill to Top Gun Raceway (Shurz Hwy) 31.5 miles in 4.5 hours, averaging 7.16 mph Section 3
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Thurs, June 16 1800 0.0 0.0 63.5 Departs North side of Fort Curchill State Park & goes S on Hwy 95 Jim Marshall - K6LR &
Don McRoberts - W3DRM
Follow Pony
  1812 1.7 1.7 65.2 Near Buckland Station, Pony takes dirt road to East
  1945 11.9 13.6 77.1 At Hooten Well, Pony is on about a 2.5 mile off-road loop to south
  2230 16.9 30.5 94.0 At Top Gun Parking lot at Shurz Hwy 95 SW of Fallon
 
Top Gun Raceway (Shurz Hwy) to Sand Springs/Sand Mtn 26 difficult miles in 4 hours, averaging 6.5 mph Section 4
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Thu, June 16 2230 0.0 0.0 94.0 Departs Top Gun Gary Lefler - KG6ZLQ &
Lorna Lefler - KJ6DMX,
Follow Pony
  2321 5.5 5.5 99.5 At Wilcat Station (usually no radios here -- difficult terrain)
  2341 2.2 7.7 101.7 At Bass Flat Playa (often on radios here -- difficult if soft)
Fri, June 17 - MIDNIGHT 0000 2.2 9.9 103.9 At Pipeline Road
  0040 4.2 14.1 108.1 At Simpson Pass (Radio Relay is here) Jeff Cauhape - K7BCV
Sue Cauhape - KI7CTT
Stationary Relay Point
  0135 5.9 20.0 114.0 At Geothermal Well Gary Lefler - KG6ZLQ &
Lorna Lefler - KJ6DMX,
Follow Pony
  0204 3.2 23.2 117.2 At Overhead Powerline in EW orientation
  0230 2.8 26.0 120.0 At Hwy 50 at or near Sand Springs/Sand Mountain
 
Sand Springs/Sand Mtn to Cold Springs 33.5 miles on Hwy 50 in 5 hours, averaging 7.44 mph Section 5
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Fri, June 17 0230 0.0 0.0 120.0 Leaves toward East on Hwy 50 near Sand Springs/Sand Mountain Brian Dickson - KB1BEX
Follow Pony
  0250 2.6 2.6 122.6 At Hwy 50, Sand Springs Pass
  0417 10.7 13.3 133.3 At Hwy 50 at Drumm Summit
  0507 6.2 19.5 139.5 At Hwy 50 at Middlegate
  0555 6.0 25.5 145.5 At Hwy 50 at Hwy 722, Eastgate Bob Clifford - KF7LSM
Follow Pony
  0700 8.0 33.5 153.5 At Hwy 50 at Cold Springs restaurant, 1 mile N of PX Gazebo
 
Hwy 50 at PX Gazebo to Hwy 722 at Railroad Pass West 36 miles in 5 hours, averaging 7.2 mph Section 6
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Fri, June 17 0700 0.0 0.0 153.5 At Hwy 50 at Cold Springs restaurant, 1 mile N of PX Gazebo Jeff Cauhape - K7BCV
Sue Cauhape - KI7CTT
Follow Pony
  0825 10.0 10.0 163.5 Leaves Hwy 50, starts up Edwards Creek Canyon on dirt road
  0940 9.1 19.1 172.6 At Basque Summit at top of Edwards Creek Canyon
  1010 3.7 22.8 176.3 At Smith Creek Ranch, East of Desatoya Mts Desatoya Summit
Dan Rice - KE7UQL

Tom Tabacco - KE7NCJ
Follow Pony
NOON 1200 13.2 36.0 189.5 At Hwy 722 at Railroad Pass West
 
Railroad Pass West to Grubb's Well 59 difficult miles in 8 hours, averaging 7.375 mph Section 7
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Fri, June 17 1200 0.0 0.0 189.5 Departs on Hwy 722 toward East Stephen Johnson - KS6A
Heather Sikes - KG7EVO
Follow Pony
Mike Sherrick - NZ7G &
Natalie Sherrick - N7JKM
Stationary Relay Point
  1345 13.0 13.0 202.5 On Hwy 722 at Austin Airport
  1439 6.5 19.5 209.0 On Hwy 50 at Austin Cemetery
  1440 0.2 19.7 209.2 At Ranger Station
  1456 1.9 21.6 211.1 At "Campground"
  1546 6.2 27.8 217.3 At PX Trail, turning North on Grass Valley Road
  1635 8.4 36.2 225.7 At PX Trail, crossing Rye Patch Wash Rick Bischoff - K7ET
Stationary Relay Point
  1807 8.9 45.1 234.6 On PX Trail in Dry Creek Canyon, near Dry Creek Ranch Jim Stewart - KD6HE
Ron Sullivan - W7MUT
Debbie Williams - KC6RIC
Follow Pony
  2000 13.9 59.0 248.5 At Grubb's Well
 
Grubb's Well to Overland Pass West in the Diamond Mts 48 miles in 6.5 hours, averaging 7.38 mph Section 8
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Fri, June 17 2000 0.0 0.0 248.5 Leave Grubb's Well on dirt road to East. (Beware of swamp in wet years) Massie Camp:
Caroll Massie - NV7YL
Stationary Relay Point

Bill Massie - K7NHP,
Caroll Massie - NV7YL,
Doug Lundgren - N7CBL,
June Bennett - N7OWV,
Relay Points & Follow Pony
  2145 12.7 12.7 261.2 At Roberts Creek Ranch
  2311 9.5 22.2 270.7 At Hwy 271 at Garden Pass
  2332 3.9 26.1 274.6 At Sadler Brown Road
Sat, Jun 18 0020 5.9 32.0 280.5 At Thompson Creek Ranch
  0100 5.0 37.0 285.5 At Telegraph Canyon
  0230 11.0 48.0 296.5 At Overland Pass West, in Diamond Mts, North of Eureka
 
Overland Pass West to Hwy 93 at Schellbourne 73.5 difficult miles in 10.0 hours, averaging 7.35 mph Section 9
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Sat, June 18 0230 0.0 0.0 296.5 Leave Overland Pass West in Diamond Mts, North of Eureka Jim derrick - N6FIR,
Cody Carson - KI7EQI
Follow Pony

Newark Lakes Valley (Strawberry)
NOT MANNED
Covered by Telegraph Peak
  0303 4.1 4.1 300.3 At Newark Lakes Valley, Hwy 892
  0345 5.1 9.2 305.7 At Windmill, Jacob's Well Station
  0438 6.5 15.7 312.2 At Overland Pass East, ruby Mountains
  0503 3.0 18.7 315.2 PX Trail crosses County Rd 3 (Fort Ruby is to the north)
  0519 2.0 20.7 317.2 Make sharp turn to north on small dirt road. PX Stn was here
  0610 6.3 27.0 323.5 PX Trail starts up narrow canyon toward east
  0639 3.5 30.5 327.0 At Mountain Springs Station site, now gone
  0707 3.5 34.0 330.5 At Prominent stone ridge to east of PX Trail
  0727 2.4 36.4 332.9 At Long Valley Wash (deep gulley oriented N/S)
  0749 2.7 39.1 335.6 Pony heads north, off-road -- do not follow
  0929 12.3 51.4 347.9 Pony returns from north to PX Trail, Butte Valley
  1019 6.1 57.5 354.0 At Pum and trough to south of PX Trail
  1057 4.7 62.2 358.7 At Quarry mine just south of PX Trail
  1112 1.8 64.0 360.5 Go to County Rd 18, toward the east
Sat, June 18 1230 9.5 73.5 370.0 At nominal Schellbourne, County Road 18 arrives at Hwy 93
 
Hwy 93 at Schellbourne (north of Ely) to Ibapah Utah 53 miles in 8.0 hours, averaging 7.125 mph with some difficult areas Section 10
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Sat, June 18         Telegraph Mountain Les Robison - N7GWT
Matthew Lindsey - KG6JIP
Stationary Relay Point
  1230 0.0 0.0 370.0 Leave Schellbourne, cross Hwy 93 and go east on paved road John Abrott - KD7NHC &
Paul Strople - KG7DQG
Follow Pony

Erin Johnson - KG7NTO
Kern Mountain
Stationary Relay Point
  1317 5.6 5.6 381.2 At Schellbourne Pass
  1400 5.0 10.6 386.2 Road forks. Take north branch Spring Valley Road to Follow Pony
  1505 7.8 18.4 394.0 Take road to east, to Rock Springs watering hole
  1607 7.4 25.8 401.4 PX Trail crosses County Road 32 (south of Tippett)
  1720 8.7 34.5 410.1 PX Trail continues east to cross Whiskey Road
  1754 4.0 38.5 414.1 PX Trail continues east to cross Pleasant Valley Road
  1849 6.5 45.0 420.6 PX Trail continues east to cross Eight Mile Road
Sat, June 18 2030 12.0 53.0 432.6 PX Trail continues easterly to Ibapah, Utah leaving Nevada