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.