She is one the earliest deaths which I have found records of where a wilderness program was involved. The purpose was to built character but instead it was at built-up to a tragedy.
They were caught unprepared in a storm and among the young people who did not make it out of the wilderness was Lorene Larhette.
She was 17 years of age when she died. She could have been a mother, maybe even grandmother today with a large family around her. It was never allowed to happen.
Due to the 39 years which have gone since the tragedy, we have no knowledge of the circumstances leding up to her participation in the course.
Was she a troubled teenager who was forced to attend?
Was she seeking adventure and trying to explore her own limits?
Victims in 1970s (Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora Wiki)
Survival test ends in tragedy (Rome News Courier, September 8, 1971)