Stepping stones on slope
My house is on a slope, and I have a hard time walking around the back of the house without slipping or losing my footing. I've fallen or come close to falling often enough to think that I need a safer walking environment, especially as I have arthritis and I'm only getting older. Take a look at the picture I've attached. I need to walk around the back of the yard to water the flowers around the back porch and the newly planted trees.
I've read about how on slopes you need to build steps, rather than a path. I am wondering if that's the case when you're not actually trying to go DOWN the slope, but across it. I am new to the forum, so I don't know if it's possible to show 2 pictures in one post. I will post again with a very rough idea of the direction I'd like to go with the stepping stones, and please let me know if just leveling the sand when I place the stones will create a usable path that won't require much upkeep.
I appreciate any response and advice. :)