Photograph of footprints in a snow drift near Big Pines Recreational Camp, [s.d.]. At right, a small stand of four coniferous trees can be seen in the foreground, while at left, footprints can be seen leading through the snow that covers the ground. Several other trees can be seen in the center background, with mountains farther in the distance.; "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.