Mount Baker, standing at a lofty 10,786 feet in elevation, is the third highest mountain in Washington State and the fifth highest in the Cascade Range. The most northern Cascade volcano in the United States, it towers over the waters of Puget Sound and soars over the San Juan Islands in its snow-capped majesty; it is a prominent landmark from Victoria, Greater Vancouver, Seattle, and even as far away as Tacoma. Smothered by ten heavily-crevassed active glaciers, Mount Baker is the second most glaciated of all the Cascade Range volcanoes, second only to Mount Rainier. The volume of snow and ice on Mount Baker is greater than that of all the other Cascades volcanoes (except Rainier) combined! It also has the second most active crater in the Cascades after Mount St. Helens.
The summit of Mount Baker is attempted by thousands of climbers every year---hardy souls who wish to climb the highest summit in the North Cascades. Artist Point, on the northwest side of the mountain, is a popular spot for tourists and hikers who want to gaze from a dramatic precipice over Swift Creek valley toward Baker's ice-clad summit. Trails lead from all sides of the mountain, following ridgelines, over tumbling creeks, and past numerous lakes. Surrounded by the rugged granite peaks of the North Cascades, Mount Baker is sure to wow anyone visiting its enchanted slopes of rock and ice.
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 1:50000
Model covers an area approximately 5 by 5 miles
Altitudes covered: 3547' to 10786'
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
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Source of digital elevation and aerial orthoimagery data: U.S. Geological Survey
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