Journey America Part 3
About Journey America Part 3
Beginning in the summer of 2012, one man and a handful of extraordinary horses rode 15,000 grueling miles from Calgary, Canada to the southernmost tip of South America. OutWildTV is proud to have brought you Filipe Leite’s incredible odyssey from the beginning with Journey America Part 1 and Journey America Part 2.
But Journey America is not quite done. One small section of North America remains, and while this ride will be shorter than the first two—roughly 2,000 miles—it may turn out to be the hardest of all. On May 17, 2019, Filipe Masetti Leite will set out on the final stage of his memorable adventure. Journey America Part 3: Ride to Where it All Began will follow Filipe and his horses as they attempt to ride from Fairbanks, Alaska through some of the world’s most rugged and beautiful country to Calgary, Canada, the starting point and the ending point of Journey America.
Conditions will be difficult and the weather will often be harsh, so this long ride will take place over two years. As before, there will be regular journal entries and the opportunity to follow Filipe every step of the way, so please check back regularly.
Journey America is no longer the chronicle of one man chasing his dream. It has grown to become the story of how dreams empower everyone and how living our dreams can bring out the best in ourselves and those around us. We hope you’ve enjoyed sharing Filipe’s dream as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing it to you, and that you will follow Journey America to its conclusion at the Calgary Stampede on July 8, 2020.
We Ride South
The horse is a common language. In an age where leaders build walls to separate nations, my odyssey crossing the Americas on horseback has taught me that western culture transcends borders. “Filipe, we are so happy to share this day with you… if it wasn’t for the horse we would have never met,” Johanna Ray, […]
The Horses Arrive
Have I mentioned how lucky I am to meet tremendous humans who go completely out of their way to help me? Probably once or twice, ah… well let me say it again! I am truly blessed. For some reason I meet angels who have carried me throughout my nearly impossible dreams. Men and women who […]
We arrived in Fairbanks three days before the horses did. There was a lot to get done and little time to do it. I visited the ranch and boarding stables where the horses would rest prior to our journey. When I explained my long ride to the girl behind the counter, she didn’t care much—something […]
Hot Springs, Ice Bar, and Denali
From Palmer, Alaska, Clara and I drove north to Fairbanks. It was a gorgeous drive that offered a stunning view of Mount Denali—the highest mountain peak in North America. With a summit elevation of 20,310 feet above sea level, the top half of the mountain is almost always covered with clouds. It is said that only […]