Jbrad--yeah, I think ladders are worth a try if you have territory similar to that illustrated on Desert Fox's Web site about ladders. The visibility is sure improved from the top of that ladder. Like you, though, I don't relish the idea of carrying a ladder a half mile to a calling location. I am still inclined to walk (without carrying a ladder) to a spot I can see from, lay down, and call from there.

Good luck with the ladder and let us know how it works out for you. Give us some pictures if you try it.