Ancient trees, local zebras, and killer crustaceans. All brought to you by Huell Howser.
Monday - August 23, 7:30pm: Fire Tower - Established in the early 1900s, Buck Rock Lookout was one of the first fire detection locations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The current lookout building, constructed in 1923, is historically significant as a representation of the earliest live-in towers in California. Huell climbs 172 stairs to an elevation of 8, 500 feet to interview the woman who currently staffs the lookout through the fire season.
Tuesday - August 24, 7:30pm: Monterey Trees - Huell visits two trees in Monterey with impressive histories. First a tree that dates back to the 17th-century when Sebastian Viscaino officially named Monterety in honor of the Viceroy of New Spain. Then, the famous Lone Cypress, a 200-plus-year-old tree standing alone on a rock jutting out over the ocean.
Wednesday - August 25, 7:30pm: Skimboarding - At first glance, skimboarding looks a lot like surfing. Huell will uncover the subtle differences that make skimboarding a sport of a different color.
Thursday - August 26, 7:30pm: Wild Horse Sanctuary - Huell visits a Northern California wild horse sanctuary, which provides a permanent home to horses that have been forcibly removed from the nearby deserts and plains. Here is a band of wild horses, outside the sancutary, galloping the plains.
Friday - August 27, 7:30pm: Movie Beach - Huell meets up with Harry Medved, author of Hollywood Escapes to discuss the long Hollywood film history of the Leo Carrillo State Beach. Then, the legendary filmmaker Roger Corman joins Huell to talk about the many films he has shot at this location, including the Attack of the Crab Monsters. These particular crab monsters, not a native species of crustacean, were brought in for the shoot.
Monday - August 28, 7:30pm: Ukiah - Huell road trips out to Mendocino County where he visit Vichy Springs, the Grace Hudson Museum, and the City of 10,000 Buddahs.
Monday - August 29, 7:30pm: Hearst Ranch - Huell gets a tour of the 80,000 acre still-working ranch. Over a hundred zebras live on the ranch — remnants of the world-class private zoo that William Randolph Hearst had opened in 1923.
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