Though at 11243' it is only 650' higher than Interstate 70 at Vail Pass, Mt. Hood is the highest point in Oregon and the fourth-highest peak in the Cascades. It is a potentially-active stratovolcano (named after the many layers, or strata, of which it is composed) whose last major eruption was just over 230 years ago. This model showcases Mt. Hood's summit, including a detailed Crater Rock and Devil's Kitchen Headwall, all the way down to steep valleys at 4350' (well below the treeline). We hope seeing this model on your desk inspires you to become one of the roughly 10,000 people who attempt the summit every year (if you are not one of them already!).
Other features of this 3d printed map are Illumination Rock and Hot Rocks at the top of Zigzag Glacier and Mississippi Head at its base, Yocum Ridge and numerous crevasses in Reid Glacier, a prominent Pulpit Rock overlooking Coe Glacier and the tip of the Barrett Spur, a deeply-crevassed Eliat Glacier next to Cooper Spur, and the top reaches of the Mount Hood Meadow Ski Area.
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 measures 2.4" x 2.4" x 1.35" (6.1 x 6.1 x 3.4 cm)
Original area is approximately 3.8 by 3.8 miles
Altitudes covered: 4350' to 11243'
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 Natural Versatile Plastic" 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 "Versatile Plastic" 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
All TinyMtn models have hollow bottoms - this is to save on weight, and thus cost. Many larger models also have extra flanges on their undersides to increase rigidity and strength. To make the model more solid, you should feel free to carefully pour resin into the bottom cavity, or glue a properly-sized slab of wood or another material into it.
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
and we'll do our best to fulfill your request.
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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/