Episode 75: Harrison’s Pierce Pond Camps

Harrison's Pierce Pond Camps

In Episode 75, Tim Harrison snowmobiles to the top of Bates Ridge in northern Maine to catch up after our visit to Harrison’s Pierce Pond Camps last fall.  The camp is 1/10th of a mile off the Appalachian Trail and is coveted by thru-hikers for the hearty 7am breakfast – served to backpackers in the scenic backdrop off Pierce Pond Lean-To and 16 miles from the nearest township.

In the show, Tim tells us about running the camp since 1986, his experience with hikers over the years, shares some happy and sad moments at Pierce Pond, and offers some suggestions for those backpacking in Maine.   Sound interesting?  Then listen in or learn more about the camp here.

Subject: Harrison’s Pierce Pond Camps
Interviewees: Tim Harrison
Interview Date: April 8, 2020
Runtime: 46:28

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  1. Joe Niemczura says:

    It’s a nice scenic location and when I hiked the A.T. nearby I checked out their place. It’s beautiful. I do wish to post a little pandemic alert though. I was thinking of bring my family there this summer and in the course of email correspondence the owner wrote “no masks allowed” which caused me to ponder. So I asked whether there were Trump flags on display. The answer was yes.

    For me personally this is a deal-breaker. I think the Great Outdoors, including the Great North Woods, belongs to everybody. Going camping ought to be non-political. But here we are.

    I am glad he shared this info, because I now know to go elsewhere with my money.

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