Photograph of ski jumping at Big Pines Recreation Camp, viewed from beneath the skier, 1929. The skier is in mid air at center with the number 74 printed on his chest. Dark, evergreen tree tops intrude on the spotty clouds in the sky 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.