Group of people becoming a bridge helping a man in the water

Seven bridges over troubled water

Strategies to get from A to B in the best way

Drawings and text by Frits Ahlefeldt;

From diets to disruption – A collection of strategies and bridge metaphors we use to get across a difficult place or gap.

Drawing of two bridge builders
The Practical Bridge – getting things done

George Harrison (Beatles) quote

If you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there quote

Qoute from George Harrison ( Beatles, solo and songwriter)  – drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt,

Drawing with a woman looking at a signpost with "your future on both ways. with Quote by George Harrison - if you don't know where you are going any road will take you there...
All trails lead to the future
Drawing of a signpost, with both ways leading to the future
All paths leads to the future – no quote version

Elves hiking

The Elves Hiker Creatures – Hikertypes collection

Drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt,

Sometimes on the trails you get a glimpse of something you can’t believe, look back, was it really? 

Drawing of an elver hiking, walking very llightly
Elves often pass you by very swiftly

See all the hiker types here


Don’t worry quote

Worrying seldom make the best option for action

Drawing and text by Frits Ahlefeldt

Walking are often prescribed as one of the best and fastest cures against worry, when you walk you de-stress, stimulate your creativity and take action in ways that can get you away from worry and onto more constructive paths – Finding new and better ways to act on the challenges

Man walking with umbrella under a cloud with the text: Worrying is stupid. it's like walking around with an umbrella, waiting for it to rain"

Quote about worry ( Wiz Khalifa)

Drawing is part of my quotes about walking, here is one about worrying from Wiz Khalifa: 

“Worrying is stupid. It’s like walking around

with an umbrella waiting for it

to rain”




Some conflicts can’t wait till tomorrow

New focus learning about conflicts through hiking

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

hiker in a sleeping bag and a bear, hiker saying I will deal with you in the morning
Sometimes you need to sleep on it, sometimes not…

Sometimes you have to face and deal with tough decisions, other times it is better to sleep on it. The challenge is often to know when to do what. Sketching up a new focus on conflicts here on

Ghost hiker

Ghost hiker drawing – hiker types

Drawing and text by Frits Ahlefeldt,

Illustration of a classic ghost with a backpack
Ghost hiker drawing

Ghost hikers… are they real?  What is real anyway… as an old hiker might say, throwing a few branches on the campfire, as the sun sets and the twilight change everything

Spiritual hiker

Hiking as a path to wisdom

By Frits Ahlefeldt,

Drawing of a spiritual hiker
The Spiritual hiker illustration

Some hikers chose hiking as a path to a simple life, often practicing contemplation techniques, yoga and meditation along their journey. Some walk for a while, other walks for life, across mountains, countries and realities.

the Spiritual hiker illustration is part of the hiker types drawings collection


Troll hiker

Sketching up Hiker types

By Frits Ahlefeldt,

Drawing of a troll hiking
A happy Troll lady hiker

Happy troll hiker. On the trails you can meet all kind of hikers, sometimes you wonder if they are real, or you have entered a magical world somewhere… 

Sketching up Hikertypes, see them all here: Hiker types drawings

Bird hiker

Bird watching and hiking

#hikertypes drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt,

man with backpack walking and watching birds
bird watcher hiker, hiking to watch birds

Walking comes natural as part of bird watching, and bird watchers can walk as long as it takes to get closer to the birds. and a bird hiker often doesn’t pay much attention to anything else… The easiest way to recognize a bird hiker is when a tiny dot moves somewhere in the sky above, no matter how far away, birders are likely to loose sense of time and place and focus entirely on the dot in the sky.

If needed they will grab to their binoculars, they always keep at hand… often worn to the blank metal and with a name like Zeiss or Leica still visible somewhere.  Ultra high-end binoculars that cost more alone, than most other hikers spend on all their hiking gear combined.

But then again, most birders doesn’t spend their money on much else than their binoculars… and they often last for many years, in a field where you never know when and if you get a second chance.

Illustration is part of my collection of hiker types drawings – see them all here on Hikertypes 

baby carrier hiker

Hiking with toddlers drawing

Hiker types drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt,

man, woman and kid in baby carrier out hiking
toddler hiker walking with a baby carrier along the trails

You can still go hiking when you have kids

Drawing up #hikertypes you can meet out on the trails – See them all here: Hiker types drawings

Dog hiker

Hiking with a dog

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt,

Dogs can be the best hiking company ever, and countless stories, reports and experts recommend taking your dog for a walk or a hike to feel better, live better and enjoy life and the hike more

hikertypes - dog hiker illustration, girl with backpack walking with a dog
dog hiker, hiking with a dog

the challenges

there is a lot of good things about hiking with a dog, and just a few challenges.  The challenges are mainly about having to carry some extra food, about meeting other dogs or about going places where dogs are not welcome.

The good things

Hikers walking with dogs can talk for hours about this, about how the dog will help you see things, you would otherwise miss, how the dog will keep you company, so you won’t feel alone – and often cheer you up if you do. And how the dog can also help you feel (and be) more safe and sleep better, and help create contact when meeting other hikers or locals along the trail.

A dog can also find a hard to see trail, as it can pick up the smell of what way other hikers have gone.

The dog hiker drawing is part of my sketches of hiker types. See all hiker types here: hikertypes

Night hiker

Walking in the dark can be magical

Drawing and text by Frits Ahlefeldt,


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