If the full-sized Colorado Fourteeners print is too big, or you're a fan of that characteristic jagged series of peaks called the "Front Range", or just love getting up past Brainard Lake for some alpine hiking, then this is the model for you. Here, in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, are some of the most wonderful peaks and hikes in all of Colorado. This model starts just South of Mount Neva, and moving North you'll find Arapahoe Pass, North Arapahoe Peak, Mount Albion, Kiowa Peak, Arikaree Peak, Navajo Peak, Apache Peak, Shoshoni Peak, Mount Achonee, Pawnee Peak, Mount Toll, Pauite Peak, Mount Audubon, Thunderbolt Peak, and ending just short of Sawtooth Mountain. I've personally made it to Pawnee Peak, and can say that I'd do it again in a heartbeat. I hope you enjoy this model.
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 1:250000
Model covers an area approximately 5.7 by 8.6 miles
Altitudes covered: 8760' to 13508'
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 Strong and Flexible" 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 "White Strong and Flexible" 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
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
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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/