"Samurai" Joe's Adventures

"Samurai" Joe Valesko

Joe Valesko founded Zpacks out of his apartment in 2005. He has been designing and testing all of our gear ever since.

A Triplecrowner, Joe has over 10,000 long distance miles under his belt, including the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, Te Araroa, Tour du Mont Blanc and much more.

You can check out a complete list of Joe's Adventures here.

Overland Track '18

WHO

Joe, Will & Buzz

WHERE

Tasmania

WHEN

February 1st to February 5th 2018

LENGTH

40 miles / 65 km - 4 days

Iceland '17

WHO

Joe, Will & Buzz

WHERE

Laugavegur & Fimmvorduhals Trails

WHEN

June 15th to June 20th 2017

LENGTH

48 miles / 77 km - 6 days

The "W" Circuit '17

WHO

Joe, Matt & Will

WHERE

Torres del Paine National Park - Chile

WHEN

January 27th to January 31st 2017

LENGTH

42 miles / 68 km - 5 days

Ocean to Lake Trail '16

WHO

Joe, Matt & Will

WHERE

Florida - Lake Okeechobee to Hobe Sound

WHEN

February 18th to February 22nd 2016

LENGTH

63 miles / 101 km - 5 days

Tour du Mont Blanc '15

WHO

Joe & Matt

WHERE

France, Italy and

WHEN

July 17th to July 26th 2015

LENGTH

100 miles / 161 km - 10 days

Foothills Trail '15

WHO

Joe, Matt & Will

WHERE

South Carolina & North Carolina

WHEN

January 30th to February 3rd 2015

LENGTH

76 miles / 122 km - 5 days

TGO Challenge '14

WHO

Joe & Matt

WHERE

Coast to Coast Across Scotland

WHEN

May 9th to May 21st 2014

LENGTH

200 miles / 322 km - 13 days

Te Araroa '12-'13

WHO

Joe

WHERE

The Length of New Zealand

WHEN

November 14th 2012 to March 13th 2013

LENGTH

1,897 miles / 3,054 km - 120 days

Pacific Crest Trail '07

WHO

Joe

WHERE

Mexico to Canada

WHEN

April 29th to September 22nd 2007

LENGTH

2,663 miles / 4,285 km - 147 days

Appalachian Trail '04

WHO

Joe

WHERE

Georgia to Maine

WHEN

May 17th to October 7th 2004

LENGTH

2,174 miles / 3,499 km - 142 days