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Welcome to our new blog!

Sierra Outdoor School is finally joining the blogosphere! We'll be posting updates about schools while they're here, so visit our blog to see pictures of your students living and learning in the great outdoors. Check us out for up-to-date weather before you come to SOS. The arrival of November has brought crisp fall weather, so bring your hats and mittens! We've had several gorgeous evenings up on Big Hill...check out the beautiful sunset over our blacktop.

We're excited to welcome four schools to SOS next week: Fugman and Riverview on Monday, and Caruthers and Bud Rank on Wednesday. Safe travels up the hill and we'll see you soon!


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