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.
Support the Barretos Children’s Cancer Hospital
“When I first entered the Barretos Children’s Cancer Hospital (Hospital de Amor) after my first long ride from Canada to Brazil, I knew I needed to do something to help. This state of the art facility treats thousands of children free of charge every year! And with so much love. It’s so hard to see a child fighting for his or her life at such an early age. But at least in Barretos, they are given a chance to win this fight.
I rode to Ushuaia, Argentina in 2017 and raised $60,000 for the hospital. Now I am on the last leg of my cross-continental ride, from Alaska to Calgary, and you can help me raise even more. Together we can help Hospital de Amor save lives. Any amount helps! Thank you.” – Filipe Leite
The Highest High and the Lowest Low
From Chungo Creek Outfitters we began our final 330-kilometer trek to Calgary. It felt extraordinary to be so close to the finish line, especially since everyone was so healthy and well. Clara and I managed to stay safe from the Covid-19 Pandemic and Mac and Smokey were fat, exuding energy. More importantly, their feet and […]
Chungo Creek Outfitters
At Chungo Creek Outfitters we were welcomed like family. “Filipe, if there’s anything you need feel free to ask… We are here to help,” said the owner Corey Kristoff. Chungo Creek Outfitters has been operating in the Nordegg, Alberta area for over 17 years. In addition to horseback adventures, they also provide various guiding services […]
Forestry Trunk Road
From Old Entrance we followed the Forestry Trunk Road south. The gravel road offered some gorgeous views of the mountains and the lack of traffic was a welcome break. On average, we had about 10 to 15 cars drive by a day. On the weekends, things got a little crazy as Calgarians drove up to […]
500 Kilometers to Calgary
The Calgary Stampede announced that I was the 2020 Parade Marshal, even though the rodeo and parade had to be cancelled because of COVID-19. Even so, I spent two days straight recording interviews afterward. “This is the biggest honor of my life,” I repeated in Portuguese and English all day. It was amazing to be able […]