Yesterday, I got out for a couple hours of skiing at nearby Featherstonhaugh State Forest, near Mariaville.
I parked on Hardin Road, and skied up the west side of the figure-8 trail system on that side of the road, then crossed the road and skied the other longer loop CCW. The figure-8 loops had been broken after the first larger storm, but the newer 6" was pristine until I broke it out. The crossover from those loops to the main loop had not been skied yet at all, and I was slogging along breaking trail in well over a foot of new snow.
I decided that if the main loop had not been broken, I would turn around and go back the way I'd come, since I was getting tired already. Fortunately, other skiers had broken out the main loop, and despite numerous wet areas to avoid, I actually did some kicking and gliding here. Beavers had flooded the trail in a couple of places, so some minor bushwhacking was in order there as well.
On the return across the road, I broke out the east side of the southern figure-8 loop, but climbed back up the ridge on the final loop to enjoy one last downhill before the car in my tracks from earlier.
It was a tiring outing, and I'm taking today off.