Lassen Peak, or Mount Lassen, is a recently-active volcano in the Cascade Range in Northern California. It became a national park in 1916, a year after a violent eruption which created three square miles of devastated area that can still be visited today. This model of Lassen covers much of the central area of the park, including Brokeoff Mountain in the Southwest through Loomis Peak, Lassen itself, Chaos Crags and Raker Peak in the North, to Reading Peak on the East. Just South of Lassen Peak you'll find Lake Helen, Bumpass Hell, and one of my personal favorite spots on the planet, a miniature garden on a South-facing ledge where the trail to Bumpass Hell turns Eastward. I hope you can go to Lassen Volcanic National Park and experience the rare beauty of the place.
The Explorer series of TinyMtn models is designed to break our usual impression of mountains. We generally see mountains one at a time, from a distance, and from the ground. While all TinyMtn models give you a fresh perspective on any one peak, the Explorer series presents mountains in identical scale, and shifted up so that sea level is at the bottom of the base. Thus, when you set two Explorer models next to each other, you will immediately notice which is taller, which rises more from its base, which is more massive, and so on. Plus, all Explorer models come in full color, making them just that much more realistic.
Model scale is 1:100000
Model covers an area approximately 6.1 by 7.1 miles
Altitudes covered: 5756' to 10461'
There is no vertical exaggeration applied to this model. This is a true-to-life scale model of a real place.
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TinyMtn models are most affordable in the "Sandstone" and "White Strong and Flexible" materials. This model is in "Sandstone," which is a glued gypsum material. When you receive the model it will be ready for display, though it may smell funny and need some time to air out. "Sandstone" models are much more brittle than "White Strong and Flexible" models, but feel more like light stone. Do not soak it in water, though you can safely seal it with Polycrylic or a similar water-based clear spray sealant. Read more about this popular material here
These models have been optimized for the above materials, and are not offered in other materials for strength or cost reasons. If you need one in another material, please firstname.lastname@example.org
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Model created using GDAL, NetPBM, Gmsh, Carve, MeshLab, and other custom software
Source of digital elevation and aerial orthoimagery data: U.S. Geological Survey
The USGS home page is http://www.usgs.gov/