Pony Express to ride along state highways Feb. 7-9

Motorists traveling state highways between Holbrook and the Valley may see a caravan that includes Pony Express re-enactment riders carrying mail along state highways.
The 60th annual Hashknife Pony Express ride is scheduled to begin in Holbrook at 8 a.m. Tomorrow (2/7) and reach Old Town Scottsdale at high noon on Friday.
Riders with the Navajo County Sheriff’s Posse will travel along State Route 77 south of Holbrook to SR 377 and SR 277 to reach the Heber-Overgaard post office at about 11:30 a.m. They will then travel along SR 260 to the Payson post office. On Thursday, the Hashknife horsemen will ride along SR 87 from Payson to reach the Fountain Hills post office at about 3 p.m. The final leg on Friday, from Fort McDowell to Scottsdale where riders will end the 200-mile trip in Scottsdale.