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Athleta is hands-down our family’s go-to athletic retailer. It is where I buy virtually all of the girls’ activewear and tennis outfits and where I have found my favorite shorts, leggings and sports bras. Now that we are back in school, we are taking every evening and weekend as a chance to get outside. From tennis lessons to playing in the woods, from carpool drop-off to a great workout, Athleta has the wearable athleisure separates and outfits we love.Â
Black Balsam Hike
Here is a look at a recent Sunday afternoon hike we went on at Black Balsam outside of Asheville, NC. Located off the Blue Ridge Parkway, it is such an easy and fun hike to do with kids! We drove up on a whim for some cool breezes, beautiful views and even caught a glimpse of a wedding happening at sunset!
The Black Balsam area includes some of the most spectacular mountain balds in the Southern Appalachians, including Black Balsam Knob, Sam Knob, and Tennent Mountain. These treeless mountaintops are beautiful, especially at sunset. For detailed instructions of the hikes available, you can visit this page.
Our Athleisure Outfits
The girls and I both loved wearing these long-sleeve shirts from Athleta. They were cool enough to wear hiking in the sunshine and provided the warmth we needed as the sun went down. If you are looking for new fall activewear, I think you will LOVE them!