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.
The Real Horses
We awoke hungover. “Why am I always waking up hungover when I see you,” I said to Sara while we drove to Osoyoos, 50 minutes from Penticton. We both laughed out loud. On a chilly Sunday morning we made our way to Indian Grove Riding Stables where Aaron Stelkia runs his trail riding business. I […]
On this journey I will be riding two majestic wild horses from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. And this is all thanks to Sara Turner, the Canadian expat who I met in Honduras! Sara helped me care for Bruiser who was hurt at the time and ended up riding with me into Nicaragua. She […]
We Head West
From Toronto, Clara and I flew to Calgary, Alberta. “Welcome to Calgary brother,” said Zane Aitken before offering me a firm handshake. Zane, the son of Marie and Rocky, picked us up from the airport and drove us 2 hours south to his parent’s ranch in Clairsholm. Driving down highway 2, the same road I […]
The Journey Prior to the Journey
On April 1, 2019 Clara and I were two fools trying to fit clothing and equipment for a year-long long ride into our luggage. “I hate packing,” I stated every 3 minutes. Saddle, reins, cameras, drone, batteries, gloves, pants, shirts, socks… It took a couple of hours to shove everything into our four large bags […]