School For Outdoor Leadership, Adventure, and

Introducing Southeast Michigan to the Outdoors Since 1976


The SOLAR Ray is a publication of the School for Outdoor Leadership, Adventure and Recreation (S.O.L.A.R.), offered on a seasonal or monthly basis depending upon the level of activities that members are reporting on. It is provided free of charge in electronic (online) format as a PDF download. You will need Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader on your computer to access the SOLAR Ray. Both Readers and all editions from the past year (2016) of the SOLAR Ray are available by following the links below. A full on-line archive of the SOLAR Ray going back to 2004 is under development.

SOLAR Ray Downloads

You can download the latest version of Adobe Reader here: Get Acrobat.

You can download the latest version of Foxit Reader here: Get Foxit.

Available Issues:

NOTE: File sizes are given. Some may require more download time on slow Internet connections.

Fall (November) 2016 - 20.6 MB

Summer (August) 2016 - 12.8 MB

May 2016 - 11 MB

April 2016 - 7.7 MB

March 2016 - 3.3 MB

February 2016 - 9.4 MB

January 2016 - 5.6 MB