One ring to rule them all
One ring to find them
One ring to bring them all
And in the darkness, bind them
In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie (I always want to finish it)
In this place, chances are high that any given Mountie has read or seen at least some of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Years ago, well before Basecamp, some folks took the time to plot out the distances that the fellowship covered on their quest to destroy The One Ring, and shared it online in the form of several charts. Some other kind soul took the first few charts and set up a site to make tracking your journey easier (at least to the end of the first book/movie).
I walked to Rivendell at one point during college.
A couple years ago I made it to Mordor and then some.
This past year (had I been keeping track of it), I would have made it about 50 miles past Rivendell.
I was thinking, since I’d like to make it to Mordor again, that perhaps some other Mounties might be interested in taking some of the journey with me this year!
Major Places That Would Make Good Goals:
Rivendell - 458 miles
Caras Galadon (Galadriel’s place) - 920-ish miles
Parth Galen/Falls of Rauros - 1300-ish miles
- 1779/1793 miles (there are a few bonus segments)
They also have a couple charts for The Hobbit (397 Miles to Rivendell, 963 miles total to the Lonely Mountain), but I haven’t used them before.
Here’s the site I use to keep track of the first three quarters of it: http://www.barrowdowns.com/walktorivendell.php
And they link to the website they used for most of the distances. I say most because of the distances beyond Rivendell varying slightly.
So, anyone else interested in joining me on a walking quest?
Edit to add: I know I just spent the whole thing (and the thread name) mentioning distances on foot, but other means of person-powered movement that can translate to distance are all welcome.
Edit 2: I made spreadsheets! There’s a page each for Rivendell, Lothlorien, the Falls of Rauros, and Mordor, as well as a sheet of all the points beyond 1294 miles (where the easy website cuts off). Formulae are applied for keeping a running total and the average miles per day to reach your location of choice by the end of the year. Hopefully I have the settings so you can snag it for yourselves (if not, I’ll poke at it on the computer tomorrow).