Almaty will be hosting Winter Asian games in 2011. They are doing a lot of work to get ready for it. We saw this mural not far from the central stadium. Interesting composition.
Today we went for a hike to the Calloway Peak via Daniel Boone trail. You start on the Blue Ridge Parkway and it takes you about 3.5 miles all the way to the top, fairly strenuous hike. Almost at the end of the hike if you pay attention you’ll see broken parts of the single engine plane. It crashed here in 1978. I’m not sure if pilot survived or not, if you like to know you can Bing it and find out. It was interesting to see the wreckage pattern. We saw the parts in the dense forest and went to look at it, we found two airplane wings. Each wing had a big dent, from impact of the trees. We saw some other smaller aluminum parts, but none looked big enough for the actual body. After some searching we came to discover fuselage of the plane. It was probably about 50-70 feet away from the wings. Pretty bad site and a lot of damage. Here you go, see it for yourself.