Show Type: Adventure

First Telecast: January 2, 1988

Last Telecast: July 9, 1988

Broadcast History:

January 1988 - July 9, 1988, Saturday 8:00-9:00 on CBS


Jesse Hawkes..... Robert Conrad

Matt Hawkes..... Christian Conrad

Cody Hawkes..... Shane Conrad

Jackie Hawkes..... Robyn Peterson

Frank "White Eagle" Avila..... Tony Acierto

Robin Kelly..... P.A. Christian

Cutler..... Russell Todd

Hart..... Eugene Williams

Izzy Flowers..... Timothy Erwin

Sheriff McBride..... Med Flory


30 years ago, Jesse Hawkes formed a mountain rescue team called the High Mountain Rangers. Based in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe, the rangers used the latest in high-tech equipment - along with their knowledge of mountaineering and survival techniques - to protect the residents and visitors, as well as the animals that lived in the mountains.

Jesse was now semi-retired and living with his teenaged son Cody in a cabin in the mountains. His older son Matt was running the business, along with fellow rangers Robin, Cutler, Hart, Frank "White Eagle" Avila (a full-blooded Shoshone Indian) and Izzy, the young apprentice. Matt kept in close contact with his father and sought advice by short-wave radio. Jesse and his wife, Jackie, a blackjack dealer at one of the casinos in South Lake Tahoe, had been separated for years because she was not interested in living the isolated life-style that suited her husband.

The shows' star Robert Conrad had practically his whole real-life family working on the series. His two sons on the series were his real-life sons, his daughter Joan was the executive producer and her husband, Timothy Erwin, had a starring role. High Mountain Rangers was filmed on location in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe, California.