Photograph of a mountainside near Big Pine Recreational Camp, [s.d.]. At left, two trees can be seen leaning rightwards up the mountain slope. In the distance, the rest of the mountain ridge can be seen. The earth in the foreground appears arid and covered with rubble.; "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.