@Bcarr Welcome to the community and thanks for the great question!
You've gotten some really good guidance here so far! There are some good threads here in the community that I think you'd appreciate as well:
- Let's Have Your "Lessons learned...the hard way", (Don't Be Shy)
- Backpacking - Essentials while carrying light
- What would you recommend for a beginners backpacking bundle?
- Beginner Hiking Gear
There is a lot of good information there, along with some fun stories. Personally, I've been looking at bikepacking parts of the Oregon Coast Trail on my fat bike. Keep us posted on your adventures and don't hesitate to reach out with more questions!