It has come to our attention that there was one incident today, March 6, 2023 between a heavy & light vehicle on the Gorge RR and one close call. Any interactions with logging trucks have the potential to be fatal and it is our understanding at this time that there were thankfully no injuries.
However, this incident clearly identifies the worst case potential outcome of not using radios properly and is the primary safety issue of travelling on the Gorge RR while industrial activity is occurring.
Unfortunately, recreational access to the Gorge RR could potentially now be restricted to all users which is something we all need to strive to avoid.
The GSTA would like to reinforce the importance of proper radio use on the Gorge RR. Strict adherence to proper protocols by all is absolutely required for continued recreational access to the Gorge RR. See our touring page for more details.