Mount Jefferson, standing at 10,502 ft/ 3,200 m (NAVD88), is the second tallest mountain in Oregon and a prominent landmark in Oregon's High Cascades region. Jefferson's rugged and glacially scarred face attracts many photographers and hikers to its pristine slopes. Because the average elevation around the mountain stays around 5,000 feet, Jefferson has a prominence of over 5,000 feet! The lush western slopes of the mountain are protected within the Mount Jefferson Wilderness, an ecologically complex area protecting 111,177 acres of pristine and ancient conifer forests, rocky outcrops, talus slopes, and scenic alpine meadows. The drier eastern side is within the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. There are over 150 lakes on and around the mountain, and over 190 miles of trails in the wilderness. The Pacific Crest Trail, which runs from Mexico to Canada, runs for 40 miles through the wilderness. One of the more popular areas on Mount Jefferson include the Jefferson Park, known for its wildflower-filled meadows, scenic lakes, and photogenic views of the mountain.
This new model of Mt. Jefferson is based on recent airborne LiDAR scans of the region, and represents a substantial improvement in accuracy and precision over previous data. At larger scales, individual rocks and trees appear as physical detail, perfectly aligned with the aerial photograph printed into the material.
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 measures 4.6" x 4.6" x 2.5" (11.7 x 11.7 x 6.4 cm)
Original area is approximately 3.6 by 3.6 miles
Altitudes covered: 3889' to 10502'
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 Natural Versatile Plastic" 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 "Versatile Plastic" 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
All TinyMtn models have hollow bottoms - this is to save on weight, and thus cost. Many larger models also have extra flanges on their undersides to increase rigidity and strength. To make the model more solid, you should feel free to carefully pour resin into the bottom cavity, or glue a properly-sized slab of wood or another material into it.
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/