Stream with three different crossings: Drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt. Hiking.org

Using design to support hiking experiences

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

See all trail design drawings here

Three different strategies for making stream crossings

Text and concept sketch by Frits Ahlefeldt. Hiking.org

When a hiking trail cross a stream the passage can be designed in several ways. All having a huge influence on both the hiking experience, but also on the place, and also on how the stream will handle the changes of water flow during the year.

Here is a pencil concept sketch showing three very different ways of making and designing how a path cross a stream.

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

Stream with three different crossings: Drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt. Hiking.org
Different ways to cross waterways – bridge, stepping stones or gap. Sketch by Frits Ahlefeldt. Hiking.org

Keywords: bridge, less is more, design, architecture, hiking, innovation, sketch, pencil, drawing, concept

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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