Filing a VFR altitude?

So you file a flight plan in Seattle during MVFR conditions and the ceiling is 3000 feet, so you file 2500 to remain in VMC. But in Seattle, there are mountains that you will not clear at 2500. So how do you correctly fly VFR in these conditions without going into clouds? This was a scenario in X-plane on the... show more So you file a flight plan in Seattle during MVFR conditions and the ceiling is 3000 feet, so you file 2500 to remain in VMC. But in Seattle, there are mountains that you will not clear at 2500. So how do you correctly fly VFR in these conditions without going into clouds? This was a scenario in X-plane on the Vatsim Network I encountered.
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