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@tadoerner Great topic, thanks for starting it!
I've lived and traveled in a lot of places in the US and I have to agree that the varied terrain of the pacific northwest is really hard to beat! You can find rugged peaks, rain forests, coasts, deserts, lakes, rivers, alpine, and everything in between. There are some really iconic places to backpack here in Washington (the PCT, Wonderland Trail, and the Enchantments come to mind) but there are also a lot of lesser known areas that are really fun and great shorter backpacking trips. Hole-in-the-Wall on the Olympic coast, Kendall Katwalk, Annette Lake, and (not in Washington but still great) Ice Lake in the Eagle Cap Wilderness are all great backpack trips.
Can't wait to see what else the community comes up with!