Welcome to Overland Bound @Christina Winstead and to the Pacific Northwest. That is a pretty big move from NJ to WA! The great news is that you landed in a perfect spot to be able to get out and have fun.Hello, hello! Just moved to Spokane from New Jersey! Looking forward to a trip out on trails! If anyone knows of any easy first runs to get my tires muddy, let me know!
As @Kent R mentioned, there is a monthly conference call for Northeast Washington and Northern Idaho [link] that might be of interest to you. There are is also planning already going on for more events up in your area, so keep an eye on this forum (the Northwest Region forum) [link] and on the Rally Point system [link] to keep in the know.
As @Captain Chaos mentioned, once spring/summer hits, there will be lots more to do. I look forward to seeing you out there! If you need anything, feel free to hit me up on the forums: @Jedi.