Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the Northeastern United States, is probably best-known for holding the world record for highest measured wind speed on land of 231 mph, measured in 1934; though that record was surpassed in 1996 by a gust of 253 mph on Barrow Island, Australia. Mt. Washington was the one of the nation's first tourist destinations, with a summit house (creatively called "Summit House") being erected in 1852, a cog railway (still in use) in 1869, auto road in 1861, and numerous trails, hotels, and attractions in the area. At the mountain's Western foot is the Mt. Washington Hotel, site of the important Bretton Woods Conference which, in 1944, laid out the international monetary and financial system that is still in use today.
Our model of Mt. Washington focuses on the Eastern slope, but includes many of the Presidentials from Mt. Monroe to the Southwest, through Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Quincy Adams, and Madison to the far North. The Southeast corner features Wildcat Mountain and its complete ski area. Famous features included in this model are: Tuckerman Ravine, Pinkham Notch, Boott Spur, Huntington Ravine, and the numerous beautiful alpine meadows. On the larger models, you can even trace the popular Mount Washington Auto Road, site of one of the oldest auto races in the USA, and source the ubiquitous "This car climbed Mt. Washington" bumper stickers.
Whether it's for historical, adventure, or sentimental reasons, we hope you'll enjoy this accurate model of New Hampshire's gem, Mount Washington, in your home, office, or backpack.
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 6.7 by 6.7 miles
Altitudes covered: 1166' to 6288'
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/