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Description: Operation On-Target!
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Registration Begins: 5/29/2013
Last Day to Register: 9/13/2013
Contact E-mail: wbnoyce@gmail.com

Operation On-Target NH

September 14, 2013

Operation On-Target is a rewarding mountain-top experience for Troops, Teams and Crews.  Members of a Scouting unit climb to one of NH’s many summits and signal to other units using mirrors to reflect the sun.  Other activities your unit can add include mountain-top ceremonies, ham radio, making and using signaling mirrors, and competitions.

Click to learn more about On-Target in the Western US . (Where it’s been going on for years)

New Hampshire’s 2013 On-Target will coincide with “Flags on the 48” which a number of Troops participate in already.  Bring mirrors with your flag, or choose a different summit and view the panorama of flags honoring 9/11 victims.

Recruit your neighboring units to be sure you’ll have someone to signal to!

Here is the list of available Peaks. Please try to select an open one rather than piling up on a single one. The list will be updated frequently, and as soon as YOU register with us! Right now, they are all open.

Mt.  Adams                 Belknap Mtn.            Black Cap

Blue Job Mtn.              Mt. Bond                  Cannon Mtn.

Mt. Cardigan               Mt. Carrigain            Mt. Chocorua

Mt. Cube                     Mt. Eisenhower        Mt. Flume

Green Mtn., Freedom Mt. Hayes                 Mt. Hight

The Horn                     Mt. Isolation             Mt. Jackson

Mt. Kearsarge             Kearsarge North      South Kinsman Mtn.

Mt. Lafayette               Loon Mtn.                Magalloway Mtn.

Mt. Major                     Milan Hill                  Grand Monadnock

Pack Monadnock       Mt. Moosilauke        Mt. Percival

North Moat Mtn.          Oak Hill, Penacook  Mt. Osceola

Pawtuckaway S Mtn. North Percy Peak    Pitcher Mtn.

Plymouth Mtn.            Potash Mtn.              Prospect Mtn.

Ragged Mtn.               Red Hill                    Mt. Success

Sugarloaf Mtn.            Mt. Sunapee            South Twin Mtn.

Mt. Washington           Welch Mtn.               Wildcat D

These are the peaks with the best views of other peaks. Please let us know if you plan to be on a non-listed peak.

1. Select your 1st, 2nd, 3rd choice peak. Email that to wbnoyce@gmail.com and bldibble@aol.com First email, first choice!

2. Recruit a Ham operator so that you can contact other peaks and confirm they saw your mirror when you 'flashed' them. Please email the Ham operator's "call sign" to us!

3. Register at "Flags on the 48" site - Make sure you Register there as well. It is important to safeguard our peaks by not having too many people on them.

Build your mirror! It is really quite easy. Both glass and plastic mirrors will work. Home Depot and Lowe's both carry mirror tiles for about $10 for six (6) 1-square-foot pieces. A source of plastic mirror material for making a signaling mirror is Granite State Glass. They have a mirrored plastic 1/8" sheet, and will cut to size. The cost is around $10 per square foot. The nice thing about plastic is its light, and it won't break when dropped.  However, it will blow away if there is any wind on the peak. They have 9 locations and need 1 week lead time to get it to a location near you.

Instructions for building and using your signal mirror are  here! A few more resources if you have questions.

This is going to be great! Don't forget to make your collapsible mirror, and to do some practice hikes!

Activity Location: Map:  38 Pine Hill Road, Hollis, NH 03049, US
Cancellation Policy: Please email wbnoyce@gmail.com and bldibble@aol.com if you have to cancel so we can open your peak to others.
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