Mount Baker, standing at a lofty 10,786 feet in elevation, is the third highest mountain in Washington State and the fifth highest in the Cascade Range. The most northern Cascade volcano in the United States, it towers over the waters of Puget Sound and soars over the San Juan Islands in its snow-capped majesty; it is a prominent landmark from Victoria, Greater Vancouver, Seattle, and even as far away as Tacoma. Smothered by ten heavily-crevassed active glaciers, Mount Baker is the second most glaciated of all the Cascade Range volcanoes, second only to Mount Rainier. The volume of snow and ice on Mount Baker is greater than that of all the other Cascades volcanoes (except Rainier) combined! It also has the second most active crater in the Cascades after Mount St. Helens.
The summit of Mount Baker is attempted by thousands of climbers every year---hardy souls who wish to climb the highest summit in the North Cascades. Artist Point, on the northwest side of the mountain, is a popular spot for tourists and hikers who want to gaze from a dramatic precipice over Swift Creek valley toward Baker's ice-clad summit. Trails lead from all sides of the mountain, following ridgelines, over tumbling creeks, and past numerous lakes. Surrounded by the rugged granite peaks of the North Cascades, Mount Baker is sure to wow anyone visiting its enchanted slopes of rock and ice.
Model scale is 1:158700
Model covers an area approximately 7.4 by 7.4 miles
Altitudes covered: 1839' to 10786'
There is never any vertical exaggeration in TinyMtn models.
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TinyMtn models are most affordable in the "White Strong and Flexible" and "Sandstone" materials. This model is in "White Strong and Flexible." When you receive the model, there may still be Nylon dust on it from the printing process. Use either an airbrush, canned dust blower, or a soft old toothbrush to remove this dust. Do not get the "White Strong and Flexible" material wet, and don't prime it or use any oil-based paints on it. You can safely seal it with Polycrylic or a similar water-based clear spray sealant. Read more about this popular material here.
The "Frosted Detail" material will show more detail, but is semi-transparent and has an uneven surface texture when unpainted (due to the orientation of the model when Shapeways prints it). It may show up feeling a little greasy and with small crystals in crevasses. Clean those off by soaking the model in warm (but not hot) soapy water and brushing with an old toothbrush. To get the surface to an even matte finish, spray with a few light coats of sandable primer (white automotive primer works), and then do a baking soda grit-blast.
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 contact us and we'll try to accommodate your request.
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Model created using GDAL, NetPBM, Gmsh, Carve, MeshLab, and other custom software
Source of digital elevation data: U.S. Geological Survey
The USGS home page is http://www.usgs.gov/