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On the Map Monday: Snow Storm 2017

  One of the strongest snowfalls to hit the Western North Carolina Region, came to visit us at High Tech High Touch this weekend! There was anywhere from 8 inches to 18 inches of snow, in different areas and was considered the 15th biggest storm on record. Schools closed, Government offices shut down and companies […]

On the Map Monday: Cape Cod National Seashore

  On The Map Monday! Cape Cod National Seashore  The CCNS includes nearly 40 miles (64 km) of seashore along the Atlantic-facing eastern shore of Cape Cod, in the towns of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans and Chatham. It is administered by the National Park Service. The seashore is comprised of pristine sandy beaches, marshes, ponds, and uplands that support diverse species. It is also home […]

On The Map Monday: Machu Picchu

7,000 feet above sea level and nestled on a small hilltop between the Andean Mountain Range, the majestic city of Machu Picchu soars above the Urabamba Valley below. The Incan built structure has been deemed the “Lost Cities”, unknown until its relatively recent discovery in 1911. Archaeologists estimate that approximately 1200 people could have lived […]

On The Map Monday: Cenotes in Mexico

The cenote (pronounced seh-NO-tay) is a large sinkhole resulting from a collapse of limestone bedrock exposing groundwater below. They are commonly found in the Yucatan area of Mexico. To the Mayan’s the cenote is known as “sacred well”, a source of water when the season was dry. Cenote’s are common geological formations in areas with low […]

On the Map Monday: Loch Ness

Loch Ness is a large, freshwater lake located in the Scottish Highlands and reaches about 23 miles in length.  The visibility of the water is exceptionally low due to the high peat content in the lake.  As you may know, Loch Ness is best known for its alleged sightings of the Loch Ness monster. There […]

On the Map Monday: Introducing Moundville, Alabama!

On today’s new “On the Map Monday” we are going to look at Moundville, Alabama! Now I’m sure you may have never heard of Moundville, AL but I promise you, it is a very special place and an important piece to the archaeological timeline of the United States. The Moundville site was occupied from around […]