About Me (lemArts)
lemArts? What does that mean? Hint: Nothing.
I'm just a guy (husband, dad, worker-bee) who loves to get away from it all and escape into the hills. I live and work near Seattle, WA. I mostly just do day hikes when my schedule allows it plus an occasional backpacking trip.
About Fifty-Two Switchbacks
Fifty-Two Switchbacks? Why Fifty-Two? Hint: It's the approximate number of switchbacks on my favorite day hike in The Cascades.
I originally created this website to share my adventures with friends and family who still live in some very flat parts of the world. Since then, however, I have been surprised and humbled to learn that other local hikers have discovered my site (among many better sources such as WTA.org) and have used some of the information in planning their own trips.
I don't consider myself to be a pro at any of this (and I have made my share of mistakes on the trail). Therefore, use of any information you find here is at your own risk. Please do not go hiking (even short hikes) without the 10 essentials. I also encourage everyone headed to the trails to read up on basic trail etiquette and Leave No Trace ethics.
All of the content on lemArts.com was created by me and is owned by me, lemArts. This includes the pictures, the videos, the text... well, everything. Please be a decent human being and refrain from using any of my content without my permission. There isn't much else to say.
Thanks for visiting.