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.
Sign Post Forest
While I rode across Watson Lake on my way to the rodeo grounds where the horses would rest, I saw the Sign Post Forest for the first time. Boasting 80,000 signs from all over the world, the “forest” is Watson Lake’s most famous attraction. It all started during the building of the Alaska Highway in […]
The night before riding into Watson Lake, Lisa and Darcy Dewhurst, our hosts from Teslin, came to camp with us. “It’s so nice to see you two again,” Lisa said stepping out of her white SUV. Lisa’s cousin John and his wife, who live on Vancouver Island and were traveling north with their motorhome, also […]
The Cassiar Mountain Range
From Teslin we followed fields of bright pinkish-purple fireweed stretching up high enough to touch the bottom of my stirrups. The stunning Cassiar Mountain Range made the ride dangerous and strenuous as we fought our way up and down the next few days alongside the Rancheria River. On this desolate 260 km stretch, we only […]
“Welcome to your home for the next few days,” said Lisa Dewhurst before giving me a hug. Our host in Whitehorse, Jocelyn Barrett, put us in touch with her friend Lisa weeks before we were to arrive in Teslin. Mac and Smokey enjoyed their rest on the shores of Teslin Lake while we heard stories […]