Photograph of families picnicking at camp sites at Big Pines Recreational Camp, 1928. At center, a man, woman and child gather around a picnic table, an automobile visible parked behind them. At right, two women tend a brick grille, behind which tents can be seen. At left, another family gathers around a picnic table. Trees fill the background.; "In 1923, Los Angeles county established a major recreational facility at Big Pines, an all year resort that included winter and summer sports. Big Pines Recreation Camp (elevation 6,862 feet) had cabins, dining room, fountain and store. Many of the buildings still stand (most notably one of the two stone towers that once supported a pedestrian overpass across Highway 2, west of Wrightwood). Now administered by the U.S. Forest Service, Big Pines continues to be a popular recreation area encompassing three ski resorts, several campgrounds and Jackson Lake." -- unknown author.