Yes. I'd have taken classical skis, and stayed in those nice tracks you laid down earlier. With a dab of purple klister in the kick zone if necessary. Or just double-pole around. Good prep for double-poling the Birkie! :-)
Do no-wax skis work on granular ice? I know purple klister sometimes does....
Fish-scale types work as long as the scales are not too worn down. Mohairs work really well on ice. Glide is usually no issue on granular ice.
Soft warm temps no wax skis seem to be good. I don’t classical much anymore, just going on hear say