Garner Ranch, Idyllwild
San Bernadino National Forest
Riverside County, California
The above shots are from 13's "The Grand Swing", made June 1971. The below shots are January 1971 stock footage of Hal Burton doubling Michael on his stunt Paint horse, seen in 12's "An Earthquake Called Callahan".
Jack Garner Ranch at Idyllwild is located in the San Bernadino National Forest. Its elevation is 5,300 feet above sea level. The nearest town is the farmland community of Hemet. Its former name was Strawberry Valley, because of the crops raised and harvested there. The lush region is where Sierra footage was filmed for selected episodes in seasons twelve and thirteen. The stock footage was filmed in June of 1970 at Idyllwild. It is featured in twelve's "A Deck of Aces", "The Reluctant American", and "A Time to Die". The shots were filmed in the valley, pine forest, and river.
DIRECTIONS (from Los Angeles): Take the 10 Freeway to Banning. Exit on 8th Street (Hwy 243 Idyllwild
Sign). Drive on into the valley.
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