Long time lurker, first time poster -
Today was going to be my first attempt at GMR. Perfect opportunity since it was closed to motor traffic but when I got to the gate around 12:30 I was turned away by CHP. I told him my understanding was GMR was open for cyclists and hikers then he went into a long winded speech about how the road is closed to "vehicles" and when a person is on a bike on the roads they are considered "vehicles" and must obey all "vehicular" laws etc etc etc. I didn't argue, really didn't need a citation on the 4th of July.
There definitly seems to be some confusion amongst the governmental agencies that patrol the road.
I hope those involved in the accidents are OK.
I'll make it up GMR sometime.