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avatar Sierra TV series 1974
February 28, 2012 10:21PM
I remember seeing the Sierra TV series when I was a little kid. Don't remember Johnny and Roy from the Emergency series being in it. I like the helicopter shot of Le Conte Falls.






Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/29/2012 12:47AM by eeek.
Re: Sierra TV series 1974
February 29, 2012 06:34AM
Wow. I remember Gage & DeSoto and Emergency, but not a program called Sierra. Did you notice backdrop of the woman cooking the roast that eventually gets eayen by the bear? In the estblishing shot to the scence there is a tent I guess to imply she is camping. It looks as though she is in the valley , but up around the west end. Can anybody tell where the shot takes place in the valley and whether or not there were campsites there in the mid '70's?
avatar Re: Sierra TV series 1974
March 05, 2012 02:20PM
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riverkat
It looks as though she is in the valley , but up around the west end. Can anybody tell where the shot takes place in the valley and whether or not there were campsites there in the mid '70's?

In the episode, the rangers respond to the emergency call at "Camp 9". According to info I found on the Internet,
Camp 9 was "Organization Camp. Former Valley Group Camp east of the backpacker's campground next to and
including Royal Arch Meadow; now naturalized".
avatar Re: Sierra TV series 1974
March 05, 2012 03:41PM
They took the shot of the lady having her roast stolen by the bear
just west of Leidig Meadow... west of the Merced...
(the shot at 4:15 of the video)
This isn't anywhere near the current day backpackers campground.
I've never even driven in there... but I guess there still is a group
campground at "Sentinel Beach" and there def. used to be a road
right to where they shot that schtuff. (that I base on the 1970 Yose Valley map).
Anyway, it's definitely Leidig Meadow in the foreground.



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avatar Re: Sierra TV series 1974
March 05, 2012 08:24PM
Man, I love that Twinkie avatar! grinning smiley

OK, thanks for the clarification on the location. I've seen campers cook all sorts of things
over the years, but I never saw someone boil a beef roast the size of a basketball on top
of a camp stove.
Must be a very localized thing (confused smiley) , perhaps favored only by campers in the immediate
Leidig Meadow area...
Re: Sierra TV series 1974
March 05, 2012 08:31PM
Quote
chick-on
They took the shot of the lady having her roast stolen by the bear
just west of Leidig Meadow... west of the Merced...
(the shot at 4:15 of the video)
This isn't anywhere near the current day backpackers campground.
I've never even driven in there... but I guess there still is a group
campground at "Sentinel Beach" and there def. used to be a road
right to where they shot that schtuff. (that I base on the 1970 Yose Valley map).
Anyway, it's definitely Leidig Meadow in the foreground.

Your depth and breadth of knowledge makes me smile because through it comes the passion and love you have for the park. Thanks.
Re: Sierra TV series 1974
March 10, 2014 08:27PM
Quote
chick-on
They took the shot of the lady having her roast stolen by the bear
just west of Leidig Meadow... west of the Merced...
(the shot at 4:15 of the video)
This isn't anywhere near the current day backpackers campground.
I've never even driven in there... but I guess there still is a group
campground at "Sentinel Beach" and there def. used to be a road
right to where they shot that schtuff. (that I base on the 1970 Yose Valley map).
Anyway, it's definitely Leidig Meadow in the foreground.

The river/picnic/bear scene looks like the old Rocky Point Beach picnic area. It was a favorite picnic area for our family in the 1950’s. There was a turnoff just before you come to the (non) Swinging Bridge to the left that went to Yellow Pine & Rocky Point Beaches. Rocky Point Beach was out where the Merced makes a 90° left turn just across from the Rocky Point rockfall area. I think it’s called Sentinel Beach now.
Camp 9 was the old organization camp across Tenaya Creek from the stables at Camp 12 (North Pines?). We used to drive through Camp 9 a couple times every visit to the Valley to see Boy Scout leaders who had never camped trying to keep track of young scouts who had never camped. They all usually had a great time
avatar Re: Sierra TV series 1974
March 10, 2014 09:24PM
Bowing to his greatness Old Dave



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Re: Sierra TV series 1974
March 10, 2014 10:27PM
Speaking of the Swinging Bridge, here's my Mom, sisters & I in 1956.


avatar Re: Sierra TV series 1974
March 11, 2014 06:55AM
Thanks for posting the info and your home movie footage, great stuff! thumbs up
Re: Sierra TV series 1974
March 11, 2014 09:36AM
Thanks for the info and video. I commented on it on the other thread.
Re: Sierra TV series 1974
March 10, 2014 03:54PM
Does anyone here have any of these episodes on tape or disc for trade? I know it was re-run in Canada, Germany, and Australia after it was cancelled in the US.

Thanks!
Bob
Re: Sierra TV series 1974
February 29, 2012 06:44AM
Only had time to watch half, but I think John's in love!
Re: Sierra TV series 1974
February 29, 2012 07:04AM
Sierra was brought to you by MCA the parent company of Curry Co. I was working in the valley when series was being shot.It brought all the worst of L.A. and Hollywood right smack dab to the valley.As to where the scene was shot,it good be anywhere they wanted,the normal rules seemed to be ignored by the production crew.All said they proved to be a bunch of pukes.
Re: Sierra TV series 1974
February 29, 2012 08:54AM
Boy that's bad.



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avatar Re: Sierra TV series 1974
March 05, 2012 04:40PM
In this collection of obscure TV theme intros, you will find a show called "Wide Country" that began with an emergence from the Wawona tunnel!


avatar Re: Sierra TV series 1974
March 05, 2012 06:45PM
The Wide Country TV Show really didn't have anything to do with Yosemite though.

Someone YouTube is a fan of "The Wide Country" TV show though:

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheWideCountry



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avatar Re: Sierra TV series 1974
March 10, 2014 11:02PM
Oh, wow -- I was obsessed with the show Emergency! when I was a kid (totally in love with "Johnny"winking smiley I loved it when the Universal Studios characters would cross over into the other series. We watched Sierra, but as a pushishment for terrorizing the mean girl across the street, I was banished to my room when the ultimate episode came on (Johnny & Roy go to the park) I ended up listening to it through the heater vent! (Hey, I just noticed that the rest of the episode is listed at the end of the clip!)



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avatar Re: Sierra TV series 1974
March 10, 2014 11:37PM
The lyrics to the theme song:

“Sierra majesty, beneath the skies.
Sierra wilderness, where eagles fly.
She is my Life to me, she is my Home.
Her Children comfort me, when I'm alone.

Sierra come with me, to meet my Friend,
Sierra learn with me, where Life began.
There is so much to Know, so much to See.
Come share my Mountain home.
Come share my Life with me”


The lyrics were written by John Denver.
The music was composed by Lee Holdridge.
The theme song sung by Denny Brooks.
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