In this close reading of Arborglyphs in canyons above the Mono Basin, the authors discuss how and why Basque shepherds and others carved their names with knives into (mostly) Aspens. Documenting these expressive markings is one way to reclaim the shepherd-artists' names and something of their experiences in the High Sierra tending their flocks.
Hadlock, Nancy and Potashin, Richard
"Horse Meadows and Bohler Canyon Arborglyphs: History Recorded on the Trees,"
Eastern Sierra History Journal:
Vol. 1, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/eshj/vol1/iss1/8