As of April 3rd, 2003, The Old Man of the Mountain is gone. A natural landslide destroyed the feature. This winter was a very rough winter and even as of May 3rd, winter conditions were just starting to change in the White Mountains. The possible freeze-thaw of April and early May was probably a major factor. Also the Old Man had been eroding for year. A number of times it was close to giving way. At the time of it giving way the Old Man was held up by cables and often patched up with cement.
It was one of the most famous natural features in all of the Untied States. The Old Man of the Mountain lied on the side of Cannon Mountain and could be seen from Profile Lake. The profile was used for a symble on the quarter, as well on many route name and on state maps. It will be dearly missed, but the memories of this profile will live on.