Many of the arborglyphs at this site are old enough that you can no longer read what was once written, there are hundreds if not thousands of arborglyphs at this site.
Arborglyphs, carvings on the bark of aspen trees, are numerous in remote areas of the mountains and hillsides of Northern Nevada. They provide a record of the of sheepherders who passed through the area decades ago. The carvings might include Spanish, Basque or French words or place names and a variety art--there are many a naked lady. Arborglyphs are an almost universal Basque sheepherder tradition since the 1800s. The earliest date we could decipher in this grove was 1916, but some of the harder to read dates looked as if they could have been older.