From Mike in Utah:
Great trail scope
I purchased this Opticron GS 52 GA ED 12-36x52 Angled Spotting Scope
and the Vortex Summit SS Tripod Kit, together they weigh in at 4.25 pounds on my postal scale, less than my big tripod alone!
I plan to carry them when I hike in areas where I would like to observe wildlife. The scope is clear, easy to use and light enough to go almost anywhere.
The performance will not match my big Swarovski, but it will be perfect for use on the trail. I am glad I made the purchase.