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Here are some excellent resources for learning more about backpacking:

Books:

  • The Trinity Alps, a hiking & backpacking guide, by Luther Linkhart with Michael White, Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA
  • 75 Hikes in California's Lassen Park & Mount Shasta Regions, by John R. Soares, The Mountaineers, Seattle, WA
  • California Hiking, by Tom Stienstra & Ann Marie Brown, Foghorn Press, San Francisco, CA
  • California Camping, by Tom Stienstra, Foghorn Press, San Francisco, CA
  • Hiking & Backpacking, a Complete Guide, by Karen Berger, W.W. Norton & Co., New York
  • The Complete Walker III, by Colin Fletcher, Alfred A. Knopf, New York

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