This was the first year I'd taken skates with me thinking conditions had been right for a few days to produce good ice. There turned out to be lots of patches which were sort of linked. I was able to skate about half way across the lake at a pretty wide point. There was also a nice spot at the outlet where the trail arrives at the lake so I went there and skated while waiting for the rest of the crew to arrive.
The bottom picture is a skiing shot, in addition to excellent conditions on the lake, I had one good opportunity in the woods. The ice was about 18'' thick where we drilled a whole for water access.