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Photo: Sunshine blesses virgin snow at Mount Spokane

Late-afternoon sunshine filters through the fog over the cross-country ski trails at Mount Spokane State Park on Dec. 4, 2016. (Jayne McLaughlin)
Late-afternoon sunshine filters through the fog over the cross-country ski trails at Mount Spokane State Park on Dec. 4, 2016. (Jayne McLaughlin)

WINTERSPORTS -- Sunday was Janye McLaughlin's first chance to ski this season at Mount Spokane State Park, and the cross-country skiing trails seemed to say, "Welcome back!"

After participating in coaching skills sessions for Spokane Nordic most of the day, "the highlight was during my return ski on Valley View," she said in an email with the photo above. "I guess I was in the right place at the right time. It was special."




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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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