Yonder Ranges Day 3: Rathdowney – Ballina

There were two types of people on this adventure – those that could meticulously ration their supplies, and those that couldn’t. Waking at 5.30am, we caught a glimpse of Blake stuffing close to a kilogram of remaining homemade trail mix into his saddle bag. This was not a great sign for ol’ Angus, whose homemade mix had been well and truly exhausted by the close of day 1.

With 180km and 4000m of climbing to go on the final day, mostly on dirt roads, sustenance would be crucial. Knowing we wouldn’t see another shop until lunch, at the 90km mark, we emptied the shelves at Rathdowney General Store.

Words – Angus
Photos – Beardy, Blake & Esjay
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