I had my WIFE carry my "Heavy" Tiltall Aluminum 3 section Tripod. This tripod weighs approximately 8-10 pounds with the standard head.
We used it for one photo of our family. :-)
This tripod withstood the temperatures below our feet and the ranger said it was hot enough to melt rubber soles on tennis shoes and beach sandals.
I am looking for one that "travels" better. I have been eyeing the Gitzo Mountainer line. I like the feature of the legs that fold backwards and pack into a backpack or domeke F2.
The price is currently too high,
since I lost my "day" job, but things are looking up and I have interviews planned .