Quote Originally Posted by glbeas
What I read of Clyde Butcher, he would set the tripod up on the site he wanted to shoot, weighted down, and leave it for several days so it would settle to a stable point. Must have been a bear pulling it back out of the muck after shooting.
I could see coming back to find the ladder missing! Perhaps larger pads placed on the bottom of the ladder would help a bit.

Interesting, the concept is beginning to form in my weak gray matter.