While not one of the "high" peaks of the Adirondacks, Whiteface Mountain is the easiest to summit (you can drive most of the way and take an elevator the rest), and contains the range's most obvious evidence of alpine glaciers---a cirque and several arêtes. Being mere miles from Lake Placid, the ski resort on the Eastern slope hosted part of the 1980 Winter Olympics, and now provides the greatest continuous vertical drop in eastern North America. Four separate trailheads lead to the summit, and in the summer the trails can get busy. From the top, you can see Lake Champlain to the East, many of the Adirondack's high peak to the South, and on a very clear day, Mt. Royal to the North.
This map includes all of Whiteface and Little Whiteface, Esther Mountain, Lookout Mountain, most of the ski area to the East, parts of the Ausable West Branch, a detailed Sunrise Notch to the South, the incision of Whiteface Brook on the Southwest, and up to Baldwin Hill on the Northwest slope.
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 3.1 by 3.1 miles
Altitudes covered: 1239' to 4865'
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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Model created using GDAL, NetPBM, Gmsh, Carve, MeshLab, and other custom software
Source of digital elevation and aerial orthoimagery data: U.S. Geological Survey
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