The Pony Express

Along the original Pony Express trail, monuments have been placed to honor the brave men who performed the difficult task of getting the mail to where it was supposed to go. In the background on the left side of the monument is the mountain range containing Stookey Peak and the Stansbury range is to the right.


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lcarreau - Nov 9, 2007 12:10 am - Voted 10/10

I'm scanning the topo!

Is this on the Skull Valley side? I remember seeing a marker in the West desert, but it was
out by Simpson Springs & Topaz Mountain. My
brother likes to spin his tires out there.

It's lookin' mighty DUSTY.


Dean - Nov 9, 2007 9:14 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I'm scanning the topo!

This is on the Rush Valley side. Skull Valley is on the other side of the two ranges you see in this pic. I believe there a couple more markers including the one you mention. One of my next trips will be to Simpson Springs
and the Simpson Mtn range to hike up Indian Peaks.


lcarreau - Nov 9, 2007 10:23 am - Voted 10/10

What about

Frisco Peak in Beaver County? It takes a very special person, to be out there amongst all the"PONY EXPRESS" ghosts.

Be sure to bring water. Yes, there's plenty of natural springs; but can we always TRUST them? I remember when I was doing a 10-mile hike in central AZ's Mazatzal Mountains during the summer.
We were low on water, and thought we could refill at Granite Springs. WRONG! (We had taken "Granite Springs" for granted.) Take care!


Dean - Nov 9, 2007 10:48 am - Hasn't voted

Re: What about

Ghosts of Pony Express riders on Frisco Peak? Nah. It is the ghosts of miners on that one. Say, an interesting read is the book by Kelsey on the western desert. Jack Watson and the Ibex something or other. BTW, I can never have enough water, even in Washington/Oregon.
Of course, we have desert peaks in those states too.
Did you ever get up Castle Peak on Stansbury Island?


lcarreau - Nov 9, 2007 11:22 am - Voted 10/10

You're asking the

ARMCHAIR ADVENTURER if he's been on Castle Peak? Nope, I haven't climbed it. The closest one I've climbed is Deseret Peak in the Stansburys, and Faray Peak on Antelope Island. I'm just getting around to going through a pile of photos - have to slap them onto the scanner. That man Kelsey is a GREAT author. He wrote the book, "Hiking and Climbing in the Great Basin National Park." Was an inspiration when I climbed Mt. Moriah. Take care of yourself, Dean!!!

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