There are many good things about designing magnificent shelters along the hiking trails. It gives a whole extra dimension to the hiking experience, it give space for the hikers to meet and hang out – and give good reason for people not to camp out in ecological sensitive areas, where hikers can disturb more than help the local wildlife
Just sketched up one of the places I could imagine would help hikers connect both to each others and to nature
Sketch for a hikers shelter in a tree
Tree Shelter for hikers drawing, by Frits Ahlefeldt, creativeCommons license NC-ND, free to use non-commercially.