- July 25, 2016
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Old Man of the Mountain, Aka “Great Stone Face,” or “The Profile,” is located on the top of Cannon Mountain within New Hampshire’s Franconia Notch. The Old Man of the Mountain has been an icon for the state of New Hampshire for many years. Even despite it’s fall in 2003, the Old Man of the Mountain remains an iconic symbol for the State of NH. (source)
May 3, 2003 the lower ledge could no longer support the massive weight above. Turnbuckles and iron rods, installed over time to hold the separate pieces of the Old Man together, could not hold the weight either. The front rocks of the Old Man pitched forward and fell onto the talus slope below.