Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the Northeastern United States, is probably best-known for holding the world record for highest measured wind speed on land of 231 mph, measured in 1934; though that record was surpassed in 1996 by a gust of 253 mph on Barrow Island, Australia. Mt. Washington was the one of the nation's first tourist destinations, with a summit house (creatively called "Summit House") being erected in 1852, a cog railway (still in use) in 1869, auto road in 1861, and numerous trails, hotels, and attractions in the area. At the mountain's Western foot is the Mt. Washington Hotel, site of the important Bretton Woods Conference which, in 1944, laid out the international monetary and financial system that is still in use today.
Our model of Mt. Washington focuses on the Eastern slope, but includes many of the Presidentials from Mt. Monroe to the Southwest, through Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Quincy Adams, and Madison to the far North. The Southeast corner features Wildcat Mountain and its complete ski area. Famous features included in this model are: Tuckerman Ravine, Pinkham Notch, Boott Spur, Huntington Ravine, and the numerous beautiful alpine meadows. On the larger models, you can even trace the popular Mount Washington Auto Road, site of one of the oldest auto races in the USA, and source the ubiquitous "This car climbed Mt. Washington" bumper stickers.
Whether it's for historical, adventure, or sentimental reasons, we hope you'll enjoy this accurate model of New Hampshire's gem, Mount Washington, in your home, office, or backpack.
Model scale is 1:112500
Model covers an area approximately 7 by 7 miles
Altitudes covered: 1120' to 6288'
There is no vertical exaggeration in this model: it is a true scale model of the area.
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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/