“Old Man of the Mountain”
On May 3, 2003…… Freezing and thawing opened fissures in the Old Man’s forehead. By the 1920s, the crack was wide enough to be mended with chains, and in 1957 the state legislature passed a $25,000 appropriation for a more elaborate weatherproofing, using 20 tons of fast-drying cement, plastic covering, and steel rods and turnbuckles, …
This hike was started in late afternoon, did not expect to reach summit (Mt Haystack 4760 ft) due to the lateness of the start. This is one of the most beautiful places in New Hampshire. This hike was only about halfway up to the Little Haystack summit an was very enjoyable & bug free.