Buoyant Tree Stump Stubbornly Bobs (22 pics)

Posted in       18 Mar 2011       18480       3

Oregon's Crater Lake is one of the ten deepest lakes in the world. This lake is incredibly beautiful and for many years attracts nature lovers and hikers. But not only that attracts tourists. For over 100 years a tree floats on the lake. This tree is known as the Old Man of the Lake.

 

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For the first time a floating tree was noticed by Joseph S. Diller in 1896. Since that time the tree is still floating. It has a feature to appear in a variety of parts of the lake.

 

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The visible portion of the stump has turned white, and this elderly resident manages to move around a bit, especially when the wind picks up.

 

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At the waterline, the stump is about 2 feet (61 cm) in diameter and stands approximately 4 feet (120 cm) above the water. It's wide and buoyant enough to support a person's weight.

 

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In 1988, during one of his expeditions, scientists have tried to raise the tree, but this was prevented by the storm, which suddenly began. After that, it was decided not to touch the stump.

 

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Smokey 9 year s ago
Yes
       
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Piloto loco 9 year s ago
And the boat charter companies will update themselves on were the old man is, so as not to plow into it.
       
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Random Avatar 9 year s ago
The scientists were stumped.
       
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