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'Walk To Mordor' Challenge
In the Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, Frodo, Sam, and their companions travel from Bag End in Hobbiton to Rivendell. Our goal is to re-create their walk in our neighborhoods, parks, gyms, homes, and minds. It’s 1779 miles (2863 km) from the Shire to Mordor following Frodo and Sam’s journey. If you walk three miles every other day, it will take you 20 weeks (about 4.5 months) to reach Weathertop and complete your challenge.


 

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Photo added by Megan . 14 days ago
Past the halfway point-- hard to believe.
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Note added by Rosie Goodenough. 23 days ago
Start 14.10.18
2863 km to go from the Shire to Mordor

14.10.2018: 6 km
15.10.2018: 8 km -> total 14 km
16.10 2018 - 31.12.2018: 379 km -> total 393 km
01.01.2019 - 28.02.2018: 206 km -> total 599 km
01.03.2019 - 31.03.2019: 192 km -> total 791 km
01.04.2019 - 30.04.2019: 187 km -> total 978 km
01.05.2019 - 31.05.2019: 130 km -> total 1108 km
01.06.2019 - 30.06.2019: 211 km -> total 1319 km
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So I started my walk to Mordor today. Forgive the ever-so-energentic smile on my face, it had been a long day at work lol. But it has begun
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Note added by Aden Lynch. about a month ago
I met Glorfindel, passed to Ford of Bruinen, made it to Rivendell, back-tracked to the Ford of Bruinen, and am trekking slowly toward Holin Ridge. I have about 130 miles until I get to Holin Ridge and about 1372 miles to Mordor. I started this thing about 6 months ago and I am only 29% done with the journey. How did the Hobbits do this trip in only a few seasons?
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Photo added by Megan . about a month ago
I know! I know! I know! I know what it means!
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Note added by Anne . 2 months ago
Total to meet: 2863km
Mar 29 - 7.49 km
April 6 - 7.49 km
April 12 - 7.49 km
April 14 - 3.47 km
April 19 - 1.17km
April 22 - 7.49 km
April 24 - 7.49 km
May 24 - 5.44
Aug 14 - 9.26
Aug 15 - 6.95
2016
Mar 13 - 6.95
Apr 10 - 6.95
Apr 17 - 6.95
Dec 5 - 3.52
2017
Nov 14 - 7
2018
Feb 18 - 3.92
Nov 6 - 4.67
Nov 8 - 3.6 + 3.6
Nov 12 - 4.67
2019
May 17 - 3.6
May 20 - 3.46
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Note added by Aden Lynch. 2 months ago
Been awhile since I updated this. I have made it through Weathertop, past the Trollshaws, met Mr.Bilbo's Trolls and am nearly at the location where I can meet Glorfindel. The weather has cleared up nicely here in Beijing so I have taken to riding the bus into work and walking home. We'll see how much that changes. 405 miles down, 1527 miles to go.
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Note added by DomorVerbeuk . 3 months ago
Steps per month:
11/2018: 382.954
12/2018: 444.104
01/2019: 419.456
02/2019: 392.371
03/2019: 405.536
04/2019: 411.625 (until today, the 22nd day of april, yes, I'm going for the win this month with an average of 19.179 steps/day).

This totals to: 2.456.046, so I'm halfway there!
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Photo added by Megan . 3 months ago
Rivendell!
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Note added by Aden Lynch. 4 months ago
Almost to Weathertop with less than 2 miles to go. I have 1623 miles to Mordor.
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Photo added by Megan . 4 months ago
Obviously a long way to go, but I'm still surprised at how much progress I'm making. It really makes me want to get out and do more.
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Note added by Aden Lynch. 5 months ago
I am between Midgewater Marshes East and Weathertop. Between December 7th and now, I have walked 212.65 miles. I have about 2 years left to walk another 1719.35 miles. Good thing it took the hobbits and dwarves several seasons to walk it, as well!
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Note added by Aden Lynch. 5 months ago
I am at Midgewater Marshes West with only 4.5 miles until I reach the east! 193.5 miles down!!!
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Note added by Maggie . 5 months ago
693.62 km travelled
30.57 km from the Ford of Bruinen
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Note added by Aden Lynch. 5 months ago
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Note added by Aden Lynch. 5 months ago
I am between Bree and the west side of the Midgewater Marshes! (150 miles down 1800 something left) We can do this. Right?
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Photo added by Megan . 6 months ago
THIS IS WHAT I HAVE LOOKED FORWARD TO THE MOST. I COULD QUIT NOW AND BE HAPPY.
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Photo added by Megan . 6 months ago
I'm impressed at how well these are spaced out-- averaging five miles a day, I'm hitting milestones frequently. Someone put a lot of work into this experience.
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Photo added by Megan . 6 months ago
Making good progress, although still over 1800 miles to go.
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Photo added by Megan . 6 months ago
First milestone down-- made it the 5 miles to Tookland and the edge of the Shire.
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Note added by Aden Lynch. 7 months ago
I have made it to Tookland. (Which means I've walked five miles) That is not a lot...
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Note added by DomorVerbeuk . 8 months ago
Using 1.6 steps per meter, with the road to Mordor being 2863km. I need to walk 4,580,800 steps to get to Mordor. Or roughly 4.6 million steps.

I started counting from November 2018 and now, 19 days in, I've walked 226,304 steps, or 5% of the way. That seems like a great start!
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Note added by Sonia Angie. 8 months ago
Using my Mi Band to keep track (when it works...). In km, I'm a Spaniard. I'm a bit inactive as my job is in front of a computer, but someday I'll get to Mt. Doom!

Since March 17, 2016. As of today (November 16, 2018): 2028 km

Hobbiton to Rivendell: 737 km (737 total)---> I got to Rivendell!
Rivendell to Lothlorien: 744 km (1481 total)---> Yasss Lothlorien! (March 5, 2018)
Lothlorien to Rauros: 626 km (2107 total)
Rauros to Mt. Doom: 756 km (2863 total)
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Note added by Sorumlu Tembel. 10 months ago
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Note added by theresa wilson. 1 years ago
Wandered here off a rabbit trail of somewhere else...preparing to make my Walk to Mordor...hoping to find some fellowship here! ~mamaG~
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Note added by Gloria. 1 years ago
The Ring has been overwhelming me.

If not for Sam, Merry, and Pip, I don't know if I'd remember anything.

But, Pippin has forgotten to update our journey's log! Sigh. I guess I should have asked Sam, but he does so much already.

We have not progressed as much as we had planned. But, little as it is, we have made progress on our way to Rivendell.

FRI 02/16/2018 - 1 mile / 17.5 miles
MON 02/19/2018 - 1 mile / 18.5 miles
TUE 02/20/2018 - 2 miles / 20.5 miles
WED 02/21/2018 - 1 mile / 21.5 miles
THU 02/22/2018 - 1 mile / 22.5 miles
FRI 02/23/2018 - 1 mile / 23.5 miles
MON 02/26/2018 - 1 mile / 24.5 miles
TUE 02/27/2018 - 2 miles / 26.5 miles
WED 02/28/2018 - 1 mile / 27.5 miles
THU 03/01/2018 - 1 mile / 28.5 miles
FRI 03/02/2018 - 1 mile / 29.5 miles
SUN 03/04/2018 - 8 miles / 37.5 miles
MON 03/05/2018 - 1 mile / 38.5 miles
TUE 03/06/2018 - 2 miles / 40.5 miles
WED 03/07/2018 - 1 mile / 41.5 miles
THU 03/08/2018 - 2 miles / 43.5 miles
FRI 03/09/2018 - 1 mile / 44.5 miles
SUN 03/11/2018 - 1.5 miles / 46.0 miles
MON 03/12/2018 - 2 miles / 48.0 miles
TUE 03/13/2018 - 2 miles / 50.0 miles
WED 03/14/2018 - 1 mile / 51.0 miles
THU 03/15/2018 - 2 miles / 53.0 miles
FRI 03/16/2018 - 1 mile / 54.0 miles
SAT 03/17/2018 - 1 mile / 55.0 miles
MON 03/19/2018 - 1 mile / 56.0 miles
TUE 03/20/2018 - 2 miles / 58.0 miles
WED 03/21/2018 - 1 mile / 59.0 miles
THU 03/22/2018 - 1 mile / 60.0 miles
SAT 03/24/2018 - 1 mile / 61.0 miles
MON 03/26/2018 - 1 mile / 62.0 miles
TUE 03/27/2018 - 2 miles / 64.0 miles
WED 03/28/2018 - 2 miles / 66.0 miles
THU 03/29/2018 - 2 miles / 68.0 miles
SUN 04/01/2018 - 1 mile / 69.0 miles
MON 04/02/2018 - 1 mile / 70.0 miles
TUE 04/03/2018 - 2 miles / 72.0 miles
WED 04/04/2018 - 3 miles / 75.0 miles
THU 04/05/2018 - 2.5 miles / 77.5 miles
FRI 04/06/2018 - 3.5 miles / 81.0 miles

We're setting off earlier and longer tomorrow. Hope to see you on the way.

377.0 miles to Rivendell...
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Note added by Gloria. 1 years ago
Pretty steep going right now. Pippin's yawning this last mile has started to make me feel like pitching camp already. But, the moon looks good, so I think maybe we can turn in in a mile or 2.

MON 02/12/2018 - 1 mile / 12.5 miles
TUE 02/13/2018 - 2 miles / 14.5 miles
WED 02/14/2018 - 1 mile / 15.5 miles
THU 02/15/2018 - 1 mile / 16.5 miles

I hope to put some more distance in these next days. The closer to Rivendell, the closer to home.

441.5 miles to Rivendell...
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Note added by Gloria. 1 years ago
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Note added by Gloria. 1 years ago
It took us some time, what with Pippin constantly getting sidetracked with some great-looking mushrooms or a barrow we should explore when we had the chance or soaking in the crisp winter weather (Feb 5-10, 2018) or whatnot, but we finally made it out the gate, over The Water, which was dicey due to my fear of wooden bridges, and across the Great East Road.


Hard to see Hobbiton from here. *sigh* I'm going to miss it. But, after a good bit of supper, I think I'll be ready to keep up on this adventure.


MON 02/05/2018 - 1 mile / 1 mile
TUE 02/06/2018 - 2 miles / 3 miles
WED 02/07/2018 - 1 mile / 4 miles
THU 02/08/2018 - 1 mile / 5 miles
FRI 02/09/2018 - 0 miles / 5 miles
SAT 02/10/2018 - 6.5 miles / 11.5 miles


Just another 446.5 miles to Rivendell! Woohoo!
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Note added by Ashley Canter. 1 years ago
10/28/17 - 461/1779
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Note added by Ashley Canter. 1 years ago
9/1/1 - 373.7/1779
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Note added by Ashley Canter. 1 years ago
8/12/17 - 339.5/1779
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Note added by AggieCowboy. 2 years ago
07/22/17 Ahhh...found a place to cross. South bank is wet and reedy...not fun walking in. Hopefully, I can find a dry spot to camp on.
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Note added by AggieCowboy. 2 years ago
07/21/17 Cutting southeast cross country to the Buckleberry Ferry. There's a stream here. Think it's the Stock-brook. Sides are really steep, maybe I'll be able to find a place to cross further on.
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Note added by AggieCowboy. 2 years ago
07/19/17 Found it!!!!! Making camp. Nice view across the river valley. You can see the lights of Woodhall below.
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Note added by AggieCowboy. 2 years ago
07/18/17 Woods are getting denser. Somewhere around here somewhere is where the guys turned off the path onto a "green ride" whatever that is. Hope I don't miss it.
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Note added by AggieCowboy. 2 years ago
07/17/17 If I'm following this book correctly, right about here is where the guys saw another Black Rider (or maybe the same one), but he ran away when the elves came through. Wish I could see them...alas they no longer reside in Middle Earth.
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Note added by AggieCowboy. 2 years ago
07/15/17 Came to a fork in the road. Left goes to Stock, but right looks like a lovely walk through some ancient oaks.
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Note added by AggieCowboy. 2 years ago
07/12/17 The road has been fairly straight...er, straight to the river. Seeing some odd black hoofprints that seem to be burned into the ground. Remember something about Frodo and the guys running into a Black Rider around these parts.