The Transit Coalition reminds all those advocating for better transit to take action and make a difference! While the Coalition interacts with government-operated transportation agencies, you can improve mobility through your service to the community.
One such service is mapping trails and hiking paths in your local hillsides and mountains. Shortly after the news spread of two hikers gone missing in the Santa Ana Mountains, additional open mapping data of the Holy Jim Canyon area began to materialize by volunteer cartographers. Having geographical information on hand which shows the hillside vegetation, where the trails go, the locations of cliffs, and where the independent Holy Jim Volunteer Fire Station is located are key for future emergency rescue missions. Hikers and mountain bikers may also utilize this information to better plan their trips. In case you’re wondering, Holy Jim Canyon is approximately a 2-hour hike northeast from the nearest OCTA bus Route 82 at the Rancho Santa Margarita exit. The Trabuco Creek Road trailhead in the town of Trabuco Canyon is about a mile north of the bus route