Photograph of a large Christmas Tree in a lodge at Big Pines Recreational Camp, December 1927. To the left, a large decorated pine tree stands with its top jutting formidibly through the rafters of the lodge. At center, five chairs are placed in front of the hearth, an upright piano to the right of them. A rug can be seen partially in the right foreground. The tree appears to be illuminated from behind, possibly via a window.; "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.