Woman walking with headlamp at night drawing

Night hiker

Walking in the dark can be magical

Drawing and text by Frits Ahlefeldt, Hiking.org


Some hikers prefer to walk at night, either in total darkness, getting used to navigating through the landscapes in the pale light from the moon and stars. Or using a head lamp, to cross difficult sections of the trail. When you can’t use your eyes as much, something special happens, all your other senses step op, fills in the gabs, you listen, feel and intensify your other impressions more, to get a better, and in many ways very different picture of the trail you follow.

The night hiker drawing is part of the hiker types collection: see all hiker types drawings here

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Frits Ahlefeldt

Founder of Hiking.org - Researching, writing & sketching up thoughts, understandings and ideas for a sustainable future, connecting thrive, trails, places and technology