Here is my short list of books that I have personally found most helpful. There are many books available in the marketplace that I haven't listed, either because I haven't read them or because I did not find them particularly useful. If you have suggestions on books that should be added to this list, please feel free to drop me some email.
General Backpacking Books
The National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide. Peter Simer and John Sullivan. New York, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983.
Winter Backpacking Books
AMC Guide to Winter Camping. Stephen Gorman. Boston, Massachusetts: AMC Books, 1991.
Snowshoeing, 3rd edition. Gene Prater. Seattle Washington: The Mountaineers, 1988.
Staying Found, 2nd edition. June Fleming. Seattle, Washington: The Mountaineers, 1994.
The Wilderness First-Aid Guide. Wayne Merry. Toronto, Ontario: McClelland & Stewart, 1994.
AMC White Mountain Guide, 25th edition. Appalachian Mountain Club. Boston, Massachusetts: AMC Books, 1992.
AMC Maine Mountain Guide, 7th edition. Appalachian Mountain Club. Boston, Massachusetts: AMC Books, 1993.
Fifty Hikes in Vermont. The Green Mountain Club. Woodstock, Vermont: Backcountry Publications, 1990.
Guide Book of the Long Trail, 23rd edition. Green Mountain Club. Waterbury, Vermont: The Green Mountain Club, Inc., 1992.
Metacomet-Monadnock Trail Guide, 7th edition. Walter M. Banfield. Amherst, Massachusetts: Trails Committee of the Berkshire Chapter, Appalachian Mountain Club, 1991.
Yes, the signal-to-noise ratio in Usenet can be a bit daunting, but there's actually a lot of valuable information posted in rec.backcountry.
Information on New England's 4,000 Footers. If you are interested in becoming a member of the AMC's New England 4,000 footers club, you might want to take a look at the task ahead of you.
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