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    LED Lenser Donates Lights to Pacific Crest Trail Association

    Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA), a nonprofit organization that protects, preserves, and promotes the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is honored to receive a generous donation of LED flashlights from LED Lenser® USA, based in Portland, Oregon. LED Lenser (Solingen, Germany) was purchased in April by Leatherman Tool Group. They manufacture three large lines of LED headlamps, handheld and diving lights for outdoor enthusiasts.

    The PCTA coordinates thousands of hours of volunteer efforts to keep the PCTA open and safe for the millions of hikers and equestrians who enjoy it every year. With the support of LED Lenser, PCTA will “light the way” for the many high school students we engage in volunteering on the trail every year.  Many of these young people don’t have the equipment they need to enjoy and sustain the PCT, and these flashlights will ensure they have safe and enjoyable experiences while helping out and getting healthy on the trail.

    In 2,650 miles from Canada to Mexico, the PCT unifies the most spectacular natural places in California, Oregon and Washington into one epic experience. According to Liz Bergeron, Executive Director of the PCTA, “The Pacific Crest Trail travels across deserts, over mountains and beautiful wilderness through three states.  The young people who enjoy and maintain the PCT have life changing experiences and carry a love for the trail for the rest of their lives.  We thank LED Lenser for providing our young volunteers with the quality flashlights they need to explore, enjoy and steward the PCT.”

    According to Marketing Communications Manager Juli Warner, “When we began distributing LED Lenser lights and headlamps in the U.S. we wanted to find partners to help us spread the word with and get these incredible lights into the hands of the outdoor community. With our donation to the PCTA, we’ve committed to their mission to protect the quality recreational experiences enjoyed by millions every year, and their efforts to engage young people in stewarding the PCT.  We are honored to help PCTA and the work of their youngest volunteers.”

    About LED Lenser

    LED Lenser, a Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. company produces a line lights and headlamps, for everything from camping, diving, running, hunting and fishing to industrial trades, DIY and law enforcement. Sizes range from keychain to 1000+ lumen, heavy-duty defense lamps. All lights are backed by a five-year warranty.

    About the Pacific Crest Trail Association
    The Pacific Crest Trail Association is a nonprofit, membership organization, formed in 1977.  The mission of the Pacific Crest Trail Association is to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as an internationally significant resource for the enjoyment of hikers and equestrians, and for the value that wild and scenic lands provide to all people.

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