Today I reached Isengard!
I have been travelling with Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas from Rauros to Isengard for the past few months, and have today completed the journey of 484 miles. That’s kind of cool in and of itself. What’s even cooler, though, is that in the first half of the year I walked the 578 miles from Isengard to Minas Tirith with Merry and Pippin, so I have, to date, walked some 1062 miles on those two journeys and a few extra miles of finishing a last bit in January. That’s damned close to twice as far as I’ve walked in any of the five years previous that I’ve been doing the Walk to Rivendell. I’ve no idea why I’ve walked so much more this year, but I’m pretty pleased with it!
My next leg is journeying with Aragorn through the Paths of the Dead on his way to Minas Tirith. That’s a 786 mile walk, so I’m going to break it up. First leg is to Dunharrow, which is 198 miles from Isengard, and then it’s a whacking 588 miles on to Minas Tirith. Still, that’s marginally less intimidating to consider than 786. :)
I also reached 350K for the year. Guess it’s been a banner day. :)
miles to Isengard: 484
miles to Dunharrow: 1.2
ytd wordcount: 350,200