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Walking to Mordor

It’s 1779 miles from Hobbiton to Mount Doom.

I and some friends started keeping track on 24 July. It’s 458 miles to Rivendell: I got there in late October. It’s 920 miles from Rivendell to Lothlorien, and I got there mid-January. I’m now 1160 miles into the hike, and have a couple hundred miles to go before I get to Rauros.

Just over 600 miles to Mordor, something like four months. I’m a whole lot slower than the hobbits, although the pace has picked up considerably since the boxer arrived at the end of September.


  1. Megan says:

    Oh dear. I haven’t updated the spreadsheet in roughly forever.

  2. Carolyn Priest-Dorman says:

    Well, they went much of the way by boat!

    1. Sarah says:

      Picturing the boxer in a boat… *shudder* I think I’ll walk, thankyouverymuch.

  3. Eric says:

    Do you know how many miles you have to walk before you meet a girl so fair? Because when you do, you need to keep an eye on her, lest Gollum and that e-ee-eeevil one creep up and slip away with her, her-er, yeeeeah….

  4. Sarah says:

    Girls? Nobody told me I got to meet girls!