“Old Man of the Lake” is an ancient hemlock tree trunk floating in Crater Lake. First documented in 1896, the thirty-foot tree segment was likely deposited in the lake by a landslide. Rocks wedged in the root system kept the tree upright in the water. The root system is now gone, but cold water has preserved the tree trunk, which remains suspended upright by its waterlogged weight. Buffeted by the prevailing winds, the Old Man was once found to float 63 miles around the lake over a three-month period.