San Jacinto Peak rises 10,000 feet from Palm Springs, but you wouldn't know it if you were standing on South Palm Canyon Drive - it's hidden behind the foothills. But stand nearly anywhere else in a 50-mile radius, from Riverside to Joshua Tree, and you can't miss it. San Jac is a truly massive mountain, despite its "mere" 10,834 foot summit, because it rises from a very low base, and is only very steep on its north side. Any Southern California hiker knows San Jacinto, and has probably climbed it at least once. Less-adventurous folks can take an aerial tram to 8500' to enjoy the view, or start a much-less-strenuous hike to the summit. This 3D model of San Jacinto Peak is generated with elevation data and aerial photography from the USGS and printed in full color on powdered gypsum. It comes in four different sizes, the largest containing exquisite details of the massif.
Model scale is 1:150000
Model measures 3.9" x 3.9" x 1.1" (10 x 10 x 2.8 cm)
Original area is approximately 9.3 by 9.3 miles
Altitudes covered: 835' to 10839'
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/