Crystal Lake

While wandering around the Angeles National Forest in my Jeep, I saw signs for Crystal Lake.  I got excited.  Just the name conjured up beautiful images in my head.  I drove high up into the mountains, parked, headed up the trail to the lake, and this is what I found.  And that is the moment when I remembered that Southern California has been gripped by a massive drought for a few years.  I haven't decided yet whether I want to google it and see what it used to look like.  I probably will. 1