The corduroy timber path concept

Trail building concept design and research in pencil and watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt – See all the hiking Concept sketches here

See all trail design drawings here

Crossing wetlands along corduroy tree trunk trail structures

Text and concept sketch by Frits Ahlefeldt.

The corduroy timber path used to be common but is is not recommended today because it decay fast and can both be slippery and hard to maintain. Still here is a sketch of one of the classic designs

Drawing is part of research of ways to design, build and maintain hiking trails

Concept sketch of line of tree trunks over wet area. Drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt.
Simple timber structure over wet area. ( corduroy) Not used any more. Concept Sketch by Frits Ahlefeldt

Keywords: turnpike, wetlands, pathmaking, landscaping, landscape, meadow, design, architecture, hiking, innovation, sketch, pencil, drawing, concept, traildesign, climate change, climatetrail

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