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Hiking in Sedona at sunset.



Spring is here and the adventures are coming in hot. Hiking, running, gardening, picnicking, brunching – there’s a lot to love about the precious spring season before temps rise. Check off your spring bucket list in style with these five essentials for your upcoming outdoor adventures, and you’ll wonder how you’ve gone this long without some of these clutch items.

A Farmers Market Haul Basket

Warmer weather means outdoor grocery shopping. Hit up the Downtown Chandler Farmers Market every Saturday for the best selection of local produce, artisan vendors, and homemade foods – but don’t leave home without a solid bag or basket. This collapsible bag is heavy duty and stores all the things, or go all in with this beautiful fair trade market basket, handcrafted in Ghana.

Picnic Blanket Hangs

You never know when a fresh patch of grass and beautiful view will be calling to stargaze or soak up some Vitamin D. Never miss a classic picnic moment with an easy-to-tote picnic blanket, like this one that is easily portable and waterproof

Fuel Up With a Soft Cooler Tote

When adventure calls, you’ll need to pack along some fuel for the ride. Hydro Flask’s 18L Day Escape Soft Cooler Tote is designed to deliver 36 hours of cold insulation, with a lightweight and durable construction. Don’t let a hungry stomach halt your adventures this spring.

Fresh Kicks: Running & Hiking

Lace up your hiking boots, it’s time to explore the great outdoors! There’s no better time (especially in Arizona) than springtime to meander the scenic paths and discover new trails you’ve yet to step foot on. Invest in a pair of supportive yet lightweight HOKA’s for running. And when it’s time to hit the trail for a long hike (we suggest San Tan Mountains Loop), these Danner 2650 trail shoes are beyond impressive

Capture The Season With a Polaroid

When you summit that mountain, plant that first seed, or brunch with friends in the spring sunshine, you need to capture the moment in style. The Fujifilm Instax offers a host of features and instant gratification in a small handheld design, that is easy enough to haul around and adds a cool-factor to any adventure.

Enjoy every moment this spring, especially when you have these five essentials for outdoor adventures alongside you. For more on fun topics and local events, visit the Olympus Steelyard blog.