Casper marks one of 172 stops along the Pony Express trail; 10 day trek to Missouri continues

(Casper, Wyo.) - The hottest day of the Summer (so far) did not stop the rider of the Pony Express from making a stop in the OC this afternoon. ​The cowboy rode into the National Historic Trails Center to switch horses and the mochilla (mail bag) and tag the next riders who are heading for Rocky Mountain Power in Casper and then towards Glenrock along the old Glenrock Highway. Riders Jimmie Simmons and Jay Jensen will be making the trek. ​The Pony Express has 172 stops across the US and every year the ride alternates routes, starting in St. Joseph, Missouri and finishing on Sacramento, California. This year, the riders began the ten day trek in Sacramento and will complete the ride in Missouri. The riders are bringing real mail from the West coast to the East coast and following the exact route that began in 1860. ​ #oilcity #news