Trouble with west side is sitting with a set of binos is not going to be very helpful much of the time due to the vegetation.
We do a lot of walking on old logging roads, many of the blocked off so you don't have to dodge traffic and listening. Elk make a lot of noise in the salal. Out of habit I keep a diaphragm call in my mouth so if I crack a branch or make too much noise I can blow a little cow call - maybe they will think the "cow" made the noise.
Some guys will rig a carrier to a mountain bike so they can cover more ground, still sticking to the logging roads.
Lot of guys here from WA, so they might have more specific info. I was stationed there for a few years and did not get to hunt there very much.
U.S Army, Retired
Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do. -Potter Stewart