Photograph of people at a cabin in Big Pines Recreational Camp, [s.d.]. At center, two older women and a man stand by the stone chimney of cabin number 617. In the right foreground, a second man attends to an automobile. Wooden steps can be seen ascending a hill behind him.; "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.