Longs Peak and Mt. Meeker, known as the Twin Peaks, are two of the most prominent mountains on the Colorado Front Range, and are easily visible from Denver and Longmont. Only Longs Peak is over 14,000', and is the only fourteener in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Rocky Mountains, really a chain of several ranges stretching from Canada to New Mexico, were uplifted between 80 and 55 million years ago, and have been eroded to varying degrees since then. Depending on where you stand, you can be on rocks 3 billion year old, or fresh talus from yesterday's rock fall. A challenging climb, your efforts are rewarded by an incomparable view of the Rockies, from Wyoming to beyond Pikes 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 1:50000
Model covers an area approximately 2 by 2 miles
Altitudes covered: 11037' to 14260'
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
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/