Contemporary adventure about Park Rangers
stationed at the rustic Sierra National Park.
When the rangers weren't assisting visitors or hiking park
trails, they kept a watchful eye out for
Cruncher the bear who was notorious for breaking into the park's
trash containers as he foraged for something to eat.
Produced by Jack Webb's Mark VII Productions, the 13-episode series was filmed at Yosemite National Park.
Its theme song was written by John Denver, noted
for his song "Rocky Mountain High (Colorado)."
On episode No.10 "The Urban Ranger," Paramedics John Gage
(Randolph Mantooth) and
(Kevin Tighe) from the NBC series EMERGENCY
appeared on the program, thus implying the
park's proximity to Southern California.
were at the park for a cross-training program
between the LA County Fire Department and the
Sierra National Park Rangers.
Obituaries: James G. Richardson: 02/20/1983;
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