Growing up here was amazing. You are surrounded by the Cascade and Olympic mountain range with lake Washington and Puget Sound and smashed in between. Major geo activity brought us Mt Rainier, Mt St Helen's, Mt Baker, Mt Adams which are all glacier peaks that poke their heads up around the northwest when the sun decides to come out. Super fun to climb as Mt Rainier is the crown jewel which is only 2 hours outside of Seattle.
If you get a chance, visit the northwest in July-September for best weather and optimal conditions...Enjoy..