If you're not familiar with Mt. Whitney or the High Sierras, do yourself a favor and hit Google image search right now. The extreme ruggedness of the terrain and the endless sunny days make it a photographer's and armchair mountain appreciator's dream. It was not without excitement that this model was prepared for Shapeways. Within the mere 14 square miles covered by this model are dozens of peaks, severe cliff faces, moraines, cirques, and tarns.
Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states and marks the Southern end of the John Muir Trail. Named after the famous environmentalist and naturalist, this 210-mile-long trail starts in Yosemite National Park and rarely drops below 8000' while passing through the heart of the Sierra Nevadas.
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 1:150000
Model covers an area approximately 3.7 by 3.7 miles
Altitudes covered: 10249' to 14501'
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
Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data from 2016
Copernicus Open Access Hub is https://scihub.copernicus.eu/dhus
Source of digital elevation and aerial orthoimagery data: U.S. Geological Survey
The USGS home page is http://www.usgs.gov/