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Walk to Mordor and Back Again (2018)

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Mile 32!  we Hide from the Black Rider!

:woot

 

 

this is just the 1st one though.... the next encounter is more consequential- Frodo nearly puts the ring on and his is 'Rescued' by the Elves...

 

THAT is at mile 41.

its the Next big thing to look for....

 

[edit: with any luck I should arrive to that point by the end of the day.  today SHOULD  be a good day for mileage.]

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I'll make the first black rider today (only about 0.13 miles short LOL), but I don't think I'll make the 9 miles today to make the second one LOL.

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MILE 51

Stock-brook!

 

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this part of the tale- reminds me of myself... Wandering not that far from home and somewhat lost.

After the elves, the Next day, the Hobbits begin to forget themselves and break into song... (before At mile 54, a shrieking cry reminds them why they have to be more careful)

 

we'll Get there today For sure!

 

and... hopefully we shall get to Farmer Maggot's fields;  this one of the First BIG disappointment of the movie;  Farmer Maggot is a good guy (in the book) who helps them out of tight spot.   Unlike the movie

 

the Movie Unfortunately seem to enjoy making major characters seems more stupid or evil than they were...

 

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don't worry Cataleya

I  (and I guess Cooldad is up here, too) got the unknown monsters distracted.

 

you've got clear walking through your part of woody end. ;)

 

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Yesterday I left Yaktrax in the park. It brought me back to when I first started running my freshman year of college... or to the attempted crossing of the Misty Mountains via the Pass of Caradhras. Any time your run involves 3 pairs of pants and ski goggles, you know it's going to be good! Onward!

 

Edited to add: I saw a @Teancum joined. Is your username meant ironically? 

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Mile 71!

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decisive times have come for our little group of hobbits.  within a few hours they would come to Frodo's new home at Crickhollow, and shock the Hobbit by revealing that they know - just about everything!

 

After a bath, singing, and a good nap.  they leave into the wilderness the Next morning- early.

 

I'm there!  lets head into the Old forest....  I'll try to given an update at Mile 98; at the house of most peculiar man Bombadillo

 

BTW...

its getting 2 weeks since the 2018 walk has begun.   How are you guys are doing anyways?  Has this gone about as well as you expected- worse? better?

curious.

As for Me I am Having A TON of fun tracking my mileage and shadowing the mighty mordor walk.  I really think I'm going to make it !  if not there and back- I think I can make the cracks of doom by the fall.  that's the goal.  (Sept 15, specifically).  I'm pretty sure I'm on pace.

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On 09/01/2018 at 9:12 PM, IslandGirl_Becks said:

Edited to add: I saw a @Teancum joined. Is your username meant ironically? 

 

I don't think so? Haha. It's the name of an ancient Assassin and warrior (pronounced tee-ANG-cum) 

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woot!  we were Lost and Now are saved- trapped and outwitted by a tree; a fun little miracle occurs

 

Tom Bombadil

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What a mysterious yet wise and fortuitous meeting!  and Yet,  so fun they simply can't include him into the Movie.  Pippin I think says this better...

 

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Oh well.  BTW I made myself a schedule given my current pace.  assuming today's pace (and I do intend to go further ,per day, in the spring)...

 

135 Bree   1/21/2018
179 Midgewater Marshes   1/28/2018
241 WeatherTop Mountain and the attack   2/6/2018
358 LastBridge   2/24/2018
393 the OldTrolls   3/1/2018
458 Rivendell   3/11/2018
690 Hollin   4/15/2018
750 the Top of Redhorn Pass   4/24/2018
798 the Doors of Moria   5/2/2018
839.3 Durins Deep Bridge, Moria   5/8/2018
861 Blindfolded in Moria   5/11/2018
920 Caras Galandin, Lothlorien   5/20/2018
930 Lunch with Galadriel   5/22/2018
1063 North Undeep   6/11/2018
1142 South Undeep   6/23/2018
1210 Emyn Muil Begins   7/3/2018
1267 Sarn Gebir    7/12/2018
1288 statues of Argonarth   7/15/2018
1309 Parth Galen (break Fellowship)   7/18/2018
1383 Capture Gollum   7/30/2018
1411 Enter Deam Marshes   8/3/2018
1427 See Dead faces   8/5/2018
1433 End Marsh   8/6/2018
1475 the Black Gate   8/13/2018
1523 Campfire at Ilthien   8/20/2018
1533 Henneth Annun   8/21/2018
1590 Crossroads   8/30/2018
1599 Top of the Stairs Minas Morgul   9/1/2018
1612 Shelob's Lair/Cirith Ungol   9/2/2018
1680 Water @ Morgai   9/13/2018
1700 End of forced march   9/16/2018
1755 Dreadful Nightfall   9/24/2018
1779 Mount Doom   9/28/2018
       

I will strive to make a picture post at each of these milestones.  

 

Happy Journey and don't forget to share how your Mordor walk is going.

(and speaking of that Congrats to @AthenaMM who has just finished the how journey in a little more than 2 years.  Woot!)

 

See You guys in Bree!

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Happy Journey and don't forget to share how your Mordor walk is going.
(and speaking of that Congrats to@AthenaMM who has just finished the how journey in a little more than 2 years.  Woot!)
 
See You guys in Bree!


Thanks!! My goal was to finish by the end of 2017 and I was on schedule to make it. Then I messed up my Achilles tendon in November and that slowed things down. Still finishing a little more than a week into 2018 isn't too bad.
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Updated the spreadsheet... And while there, inspired by  @TGP I did a bit of estimates: if I keep my current Dublin pace (in Italy I have a car, so I am slower, that affected the first week in January) I can reach Mordor by end of December 2018.

Aiming for:

Rivendell - 5/4/2018

Lothlorien - 9/6/2018

Rauros - 26/9/2018

Mordor - 31/12/2018

 

I put the dates on my calendar, as a reminder :D

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big Number days; as I've had some real nice walks this weekend.

 

so I'm PROBABLY at Bree and lest I walk right by it, without stopping...  I look for and find the Prancing pony.

Hey wasn't Gandalf suppose to meet me here?

good thing there is a ranger around.  It appears we shall have to trust him.... he really knows he way around :)

 

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