Replacing New Hampshire's Old Man of the Mountain
Slashdot today discussed replacing the iconic Old Man of the Mountain. According to Wikipedia "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, USA that, when viewed from the correct angle, appeared to be the jagged profile of a face. The outcrop was 1,200 feet (370 m) above Profile Lake, and measured 40 feet (12 m) tall and 25 feet (7.6 m) wide. The first recorded mention of the Old Man was in 1805. It collapsed on May 3, 2003.".
As a young boy, and even today, Franconia Notch and the White Mountains hold a special place in my heart. Growing up as a young boy I loved hiking places like Cannon Mountain, Lonesome Lake, and other areas nearby. So after today's reminder of what happened to that Old Man, I produced an audio version of his Wikipedia entry.