I was happy to run into renowned survival skills and wild foods instructor Christopher Nyerges near Cottonwood Canyon recently. Christopher is an author and the co-founder of the School of Self Reliance, and I have learned much from him over the years. It was fun talking to him, showing him the canyon the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy is working to save, and having a drink straight from Yocum Spring!
*One minor correction needs to be made. I should have said that the Yocum family drilled horizontal shafts into the hillsides. Not vertical.