WARNING: backpacking can be addictive! (lol), good luck, I'm sure you'll have fun.
waterproof tent, map, fire-starter, sleeping bag that matches the weather, rain jacket, headlamp, small first aid kit, a trowel, plus 'the 10 essentials'
hatchet, books, multi-tool, almost all extra clothing above and beyond a 2nd dry set
bury your tp/waste, stay warm and dry to prevent hypothermia
ps - take pix and post them here, or it didn't happen 😉