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 day before arriving in Teslin, the adventure gods decided to host a meeting of wanderers next to the Alaska Highway. It all started when a German who was cycling down to Ushuaia stopped to chat to us. “I heard about you from another biker who passed me going north a month ago,” he said […]
Rocky & Marie
Before arriving in Teslin we received a very special visit! Marie and Rocky Aitken, who lent us the motorhome we are using as a support vehicle, rode their motorcycle 2000 kms to see us. “How was the trip,” I asked Marie after we shared a strong hug. “It was great, we are so excited to […]
Bear Visits Camp
A few days before arriving in Teslin, 178 kilometres from Whitehorse, we were awakened by the horses trying to run off from the high line. “What was that?” Clara cried out from beneath the covers. “I’m not sure, the horses are scared of something,” I said, shining my headlamp at my frightened ponies, the darkness […]
Ride Out of Whitehorse
After a week resting and acquiring all the provisions we need for the next 1000 kms of nothing, it was time to ride out of Whitehorse. But first we made our way back to Angelique Bjork’s ranch to get the ponies shod. “Please stay safe out there, especially with the recent murders down the highway,” […]
#TBT with Smokey and Mac on the shores of Kluane Lake #Yukon ❤️❤️🐎 miss these beauties #cavaleirodasamericas #journeyamerica #lastlongride saudade desses dois Mustangs brutos @ Kluane Lake https://t.co/UGHgYg8m3C