Growing up just North of San Francisco with family in Boise, I spent much of my time as a kid either along the gorgeous California coastline or exploring mountains and lakes in Idaho. A Crater Lake-Olympics-North Cascades National Park road trip in 2015 and moving to Seattle in 2017 have given me additional opportunities to explore this incredible part of the U.S. The ability to enjoy both the ocean and mountains in such close proximity is a truly special part of living on the West Coast.