Any fan of mountains must surely appreciate the alpine perfection of the Teton Range in Wyoming, or at least has seen Ansel Adams' famous photograph of the Grand Tetons from Snake River Overlook. This rugged subrange of the Rocky Mountains rises 7000' above Jackson Hole (the name of the flat valley), and is home to the town of Jackson and the famous Jackson Hole Mountain (ski) Resort. Three of the entries in "Fifty Classic Climbs of North America" by Roper and Steck are on Grand Teton. It's a classic in every measure.
This impeccably detailed and accurate 3d printed map encompasses both the Cathedral Group and its adjoining peaks. Leigh Canyon is at the far North of the model, and it extends West to Mink Lake and Lake Solitude. The Northernmost group includes Mt. Woodring, Rockchuck Peak, Mt. St. John, and The Jaw. South past Cascade Canyon and Jenny Lake is the classic Cathedral Group, with the best-known peaks of Mt. Owen, and Grand, Middle, and South Teton. Continuing South past Avalanche Canyon and The Wall are Mt. Wister, Buck Mountain, and finally Static Peak and its lower cousin Albright Peak.
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 1:250000
Model covers an area approximately 6.4 by 9.8 miles
Altitudes covered: 6598' to 13775'
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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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/