Manning the BCR Listening Post-Observation Post since March 2010.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
'WALK TO MORDOR' UPDATE: 1,194 miles down and 605 miles to go
continued my (virtual) “Walk to Mordor” during the past week by logging 15 more
miles since my last update. I walked/jogged five miles on Sunday, five miles on
Wednesday and five more miles yesterday (Friday). So far, I’ve logged 1,194
total miles on this virtual trip to Mount Doom, and I’ve got 605 more miles to
go before I reach Mordor. All in all, I’ve completed about 66.4 percent of the
relation to Frodo’s journey, I’m on the sixth day of the trip past Lothlorien, which
is Feb. 21 on the Middle Earth calendar. I left off my last update on Mile 1179,
which was 14 miles past where Frodo’s group, the Fellowship of the Ring,
reached the north face of the outer down ridge on the Anduin River.
mile later, at Mile 1180, the group reached the lowlands between the downs and
the Emyn Muil. I’ve traveled 14 miles past his point, and the next significant
milestone comes 11 miles later, at Mile 1205, where the group decides to make
camp, where they will spend the daylight hours of Feb. 22.
those of you reading this for the first time, I began this “Walk to Mordor”
fitness challenge on Jan. 1, 2015. Using a book called “The Atlas of
Middle-Earth” by Karen Wynn Fonstad, fans of “The Lord of the Rings” created
this challenge by mapping out Frodo’s fictional trek to Mordor, calculating the
total distance at 1,799 miles. They also used the original "Lord of the
Rings" text to outline the journey, so you can follow their route by
keeping up with your total mileage.
folks who worked out the nuts and bolts of this virtual journey have divided it
into four parts. It’s 458 miles from Hobbiton to Rivendell, 462 miles from
Rivendell through Moria to Lothlorien, 389 miles from Lothlorien down the
Anduin to Rauros Falls and 470 miles from Rauros to Mount Doom. (Those
locations should sound very familiar to “Lord of the Rings” fans.) The hobbits averaged
18 miles a day, but if you walk (or jog, as I sometimes do) five miles a day,
it’s possible to cover 1,799 miles in a year.