Donn Fendler, who spent nine days lost on, but mostly around, Mt. Katahdin as a 12 year old, died Monday at the age of 90.
His story of being lost was later turned into a book, Lost on a Mountain in Maine.
Fendler’s death has received a good bit of media attention, especially in Maine, a state that saw many of its residents view him as a hero or a legend.
Below are a couple of more articles about Fendler.
Stories of Fendler visiting Maine from time to time, especially taking time to go to Maine to visit classrooms,
Fendler’s tale did a lot to promote the Maine wilderness and safety in the woods.