Tourne County Park Conditions

extremedave

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Stick to the higher ground-red was mostly ok from the upper lot to the lake. Do not go on...teal I think? it's very muddy. I didn't even bother trying blue. Overall rideable with some spots to avoid.
 

Paul H

Fearless OOS Poser
Last I checked 30 is still below freezing. We will have frozen tundra.
30 is air temp.
Ground temps are usually higher in winter as it retains heat better than air..... I think.... which is why ice and snow on the ground melts even tho air temps are at freezing.
 

fidodie

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Staff member
30 is air temp.
Ground temps are usually higher in winter as it retains heat better than air..... I think.... which is why ice and snow on the ground melts even tho air temps are at freezing.
I believe that's called sublimation
pure water freezes at 32, add salts and other dissolvables (solution), and the freezing point goes down (boiling point goes up too)

sublimation is the state transition of a solid directly to a gas - when the humidity is low, the snow just disappears.

you'll be fine at the tourne.
 

ridgehog

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30 is air temp.
Ground temps are usually higher in winter as it retains heat better than air..... I think.... which is why ice and snow on the ground melts even tho air temps are at freezing.
Boiling Spring is an actual spring in the park. It’s the name of the spring.