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.
On day three of my last long ride, Clara and I found refuge in an RV Park. “I used to have horses back in the lower 48… we would love to host you and your ponies,” the big fella behind the counter said. For $35 American dollars we got a spot to park the motorhome […]
When we arrived at Celebration Ranch, I just felt happy to be alive. The horses had freaked out all day at the sonic booms, blasting off along with large airplanes landing at and taking off from Eielson Air Force Base. On top of that, right before we rode into the ranch, we crossed paths with […]
The North Pole
In the North Pole we rested at Sarah Nolan’s ranch. “I hope you guys like pizza,” she said, unloading 4 boxes of pizza from her truck. While we ate the delicious pies we got to know this amazing family. They told us about how much they love Alaska’s lifestyle. “We hunt and camp and fish… […]
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, […]