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23 August 2009 @ 10:15 am
Walk to Rivendell  

A friend of mine asked a couple days ago where the mileage to Rivendell was. She found it at its usual location, the Eowyn Challenge, but because I broke it out into separate journeys years ago whle I was doing this, I asked if she wanted the individualized set. She did, and at least one other person did too, so I thought I’d put it up here in case anybody else wanted to walk to Rivendell and have their own copy of this.

Stage One: Frodo’s Journey (1779 miles)
458 miles: Go from Hobbiton to Rivendell.
462 miles: Set out with the Fellowship from Rivendell to Lothlorien.
389 miles: Travel through Moria and down the Anduin from Lothlorien to Rauros Falls.
470 miles: Follow Frodo and Sam on the quest from Rauros to Mt. Doom.

Stage Two: Pippin & Merry’s Journeys (1450 miles)
355 miles: Follow the path of Merry and Pippin from Rauros to Isengard.
517 miles: Ride with Gandalf and Pippin from Isengard to Minas Tirith.
578 miles: Ride with Merry and the Rohirrim from Isengard to Dunharrow to Edoras to Minas Tirith.

Stage Three: Aragorn’s Journey (1528 miles)
484 miles: Follow the path of Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli from Rauros to Isengard.
786 miles: Travel with Aragorn from Isengard to Dunharrow through the Paths of the Dead to Minas Tirith.
138 miles: Follow Aragorn from Minas Tirith to the Morannon. (current journey)
120 miles: Return for Aragorn’s crowning from the Morannon to Minas Tirith.

The Road Home (1625 miles)
1625 miles: Take the road home with the hobbits from Minas Tirith to Hobbiton.
· 535 miles from Minas Tirith to Isengard
· 693 miles from Isengard to Rivendell.
· 397 miles from Rivendell to Bag End.

467 miles: Follow Frodo to the Grey Havens and return home with Sam.

Grand Huge Whacking Total: 6849 miles

(x-posted from the essential kit)

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Wolf Lahti: Goethewolflahti on August 23rd, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
Um--

Why is it 458 miles from Bag End to Rivendell but 397 miles from Rivendell to Bag End? It seems a bit careless to have lost over 60 miles.
kitmizkit on August 23rd, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
I assume they were able to take a more efficient route home as they weren't being chased by ringwraiths. :)