I live on the west coast of Canada. I've been playing around with maps for years but I'm not a very good artist ... at least by hand. I figured I would throw down and post what I've come up with and follow the tutorials and see if I can improve my skills so my maps can match my imagination. For the moment it's all Work In Progress.
I have to say I'm incredibly impressed by many of the maps on this site. I hope at some point I can produce maps of this quality. :)