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.
In Whitehorse we were welcomed like family. “Filipe, it’s an honor to be hosting you guys… I’m reading your book right now,” grinned Jocelyn Barrett before passing me a cold Yukon Gold beer. A lawyer, originally from Kuujjuaq, Quebec, she and her husband, John Van der Meer, live in a gorgeous log home just north […]
Road to Whitehorse
n our final push to the Yukon’s capital, Whitehorse, we visited the Long Ago People’s place in Champagne Landing. A recreation of a traditional First Nations village, it has traditional living structures as well as tools and hunting recreations! “It is important for me to share my culture with the people of the world,” said […]
Before crossing Kluane Lake, during a foggy morning, a young man riding his bicycle from the lower 48 to Alaska stopped me with an interesting question. “Are you the Brazilian who is traveling on horseback?” the dark skinned man in his early 20’s asked. A bit confused at the question, literally in the middle of […]
On June 22, the morning after Luke and Louisette’s summer solstice party to celebrate the longest day of the year – here in the Yukon the sun did not set – we continued south. The natural beauty of this stretch of the Yukon made me feel as if I was riding through an endless postcard. […]