Monday, December 02, 2013

Old Man of the Mountain - NH - USA

Franconia Notch is a major mountain pass through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The notch was home to the Old Man of the Mountain, a rock formation whose profile is a symbol of the state of New Hampshire; unfortunately in 2003 the whole formation collapsed. I always loved to look for strange rock formations (it's a bit like searching the clouds for some known figure) and near my home there are several granitic formations that also resemble "old man heads". I didn't knew about this one in NH and I'm really sad it fell down (died of old age, I suppose!). Thank you very much Dulcey, this oficial card is simply beautiful and of a great historic value. This postcard took 9 days to arrive!
 
Old Man of the Mountain - NH - USA
 
The Old Man of the Mountain, also known as the Great Stone Face or the Profile, was a series of five granite cliff ledges on Cannon Mountain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, United States, that, when viewed from the north, appeared to be the jagged profile of a face. The rock formation was 370 m above Profile Lake, and measured 12 m 7.6 m. The first recorded mention of the Old Man was in 1805. It collapsed on May 3, 2003.
 
 
 

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