Tucked away in a corner of the scenic San Juans in Southwest Colorado stands a remarkably beautiful mountain with a difficult-to-spell name: Uncompahgre Peak. There aren't many roads that go near it, so it's not one of the more popular fourteeners, but the rare person who makes the trek is rewarded for their perseverance. From its steep-sided summit at 14315' (NAVD88) you get to gaze at a 360-degree view of the Big Blue Wilderness, look across the high valley of the East Fork of the Cimarron River toward nearby peaks named Matterhorn and Wetterhorn. But there's no picturesque Swiss town in the valley - just the perfect and serene wilds of the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy it.
Model scale is 1:50000
Model measures 2.4" x 2.4" x 0.98" (6.2 x 6.2 x 2.5 cm)
Original area is approximately 1.92 by 1.92 miles
Altitudes covered: 11283' to 14315'
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.
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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 https://www.usgs.gov/