Arborglyphs: Here the trees can talk. For over 100 years, shepherds from far away places have tended flocks in these Nevada mountains. Originally, Basque sheepherders from a region in the Pyrenees came to watch over the sheep in this vast, desolate, and remote landscape. Away from towns and people they lived here in the wild, completely off-grid. Some carved as a form of amusement to pass the time. Others to journal stories or messages to other shepherds. Some even wrote their promises to return home and never come back to this lonely place. To be thousands of miles from home out here must have been a wild adventure for many of them. Now, here we camp among the scarred trees, our base for a high desert archery mule deer hunt.