|Occupation||Hiker, Former War Veteran|
|First Appeared||Episode 2|
Lars Pierson is a hiker who passed through Gracepoint. He was reported by Jack Reinhold to have been seen talking and laughing with Danny Solano not long before he died. The hiker was described as having hiking boots, a backpack, medium height, and a bandanna. Danny reportedly seemed much more interested in talking to the hiker than he was in counting whales. Interestingly, nobody else had seen this backpacker, let alone seen him with Danny. His cell phone number was in Danny's jacket.