Photograph of people ice skating at Big Pines Recreation Camp, 1929. People in jackets and hats skate on the snow-dusted ice at center. Snow lies around the perimeter of the frozen lake with dark evergreen trees on the hills in 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.