Old Man of the Mountain

A series of five granite ledges in Franconia Notch, the Old Man fell from the southeast face of Cannon Mountain in the early hours of May 3, 2003.

Monday was the 18th anniversary of the collapse of the Old Man of the Mountain.

A series of five granite ledges in Franconia Notch, the Old Man fell from the southeast face of Cannon Mountain in the early hours of May 3, 2003.

A review of the incident found that weatherization – millennia of water flowing, freezing and thawing in and around the Old Man – led to its demise, despite the efforts of many people to keep it in place.

Flowers at Profiler Plaza

Flowers and a remembrance flag could be seen at Profiler Plaza on Profile Lake Monday. The plaza opened in 2011 as a memorial to the Old Man of the Mountain.

Profiler Plaza on Profile Lake opened in 2011 as a memorial to the great stone face.

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