Photograph of ice skate jumping at Big Pines Recreation Camp, 1929. Five barrels labeled "Big Pines Skating Club" are stacked on their sides on the ice at center. A skater in dark clothing and a lightly-colored hat is in mid-jump over the barrels. Tall evergreen trees stand 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.