Step 1: Set Up the Ladder
Step 2: The Blackberry Ladder Technique
Toddlers are excellent berry pickers, although not so great berry collectors. Here, Corvidae works the mid-altitudes.
Step 3: Advanced Techniques
I brought a tarp thinking I would place it underneath the ladder, but found this unnecessary. I also brought some rope to pull the ladder away from the hillside, but found I didn't need that either.
My inspiration for imagining ladders everywhere, was at Burning Man several years ago. In the events leading up to the actual burn, there are performances and such around the Man. Since it's flat, only the people in the front can actually see what's going on at ground level. So, I biked back to camp and brought out a ladder to make an impromptu viewing platform.