Starting in brilliant sunshine and finishing in a shroud of fog, 244 racers in age groups spanning 80 years finished the 35th annual Spokane Langlauf 10-kilometer cross-country ski race at Mount Spokane State Park on Feb. 10, 2013. Brad Bauer of Seattle and his aunt, Deb Bauer of Spokane, stood on the familiar ground of the championship podium during the awards ceremony. Brad Bauer, 39, has won Langlauf 10 times since he began entering the event in 2000. Deb Bauer, 47, has won the women’s division 20 times. However, many participants, especially the youngsters, were equally thrilled with simply shaving minutes off their personal best. Langlauf also puts all skiers on equal ground with its tradition of giving thousands of dollars in prizes away in a lottery during the awards ceremony. Outdoors editor Rich Landers, one of the few skiers to have finished in all of the Langlauf events, skied the course with his camera to capture this gallery of images.