THE LORD OF THE RINGS
BAG END TO RIVENDELL (458 Miles)
Frodo, Sam, Pippin and (at Crickhollow) Merry; then, at Bree, Strider.
This first part of Frodo’s journey was 28 days, starting from Bag End on September 23rd and arriving in Rivendell on October 20th.
THE JOURNAL OF SAMWISE GAMGEE
Here below are the notes* Samwise Gamgee took along the journey. (Based on the meticulous milestone-marker notes on the Eowyn Challenge which are based on The Atlas of Middle Earth by Karen Fonstad which of course are based on all the wonderful works of J.R.R. Tolkien.). To read Sam’s journey notes (as told to and illustrated by his daughter Elanor), click the links below.
BACK TO EARTH AUTHOR NOTES
Feature image by Valliphotos, Pixabay.
*This journal is a fanfiction creation by Niki Flow, based the beautiful works of J.R.R. Tolkien; on the meticulous milestone-marker notes in The Atlas of Middle Earth by Karen Fonstad and on the Eowyn Challenge website:
You can also convert your workout to miles using this nifty chart that a brilliant Middle Earth companion created some years ago. I’ll be using my trusty steed, Solomon (my stationary bike) to make this journey. So for every hour cycled at a slow slow speed, I can go just over 5 miles according to the chart below.
It’s my personal goal to use several different kinds of self-propelled forward motion to do every walk on this journey. (See our new page, Éowyn). Despite hosting these challenges for 13 years now, the only ones I completed were in 2012, from Bag End to Rivendell and then from Rivendell to the Lonely Mountain. I mostly used my stationary bike whom I named Solomon since Sam had a pony named Bill. (Spoilers: I was so happy to learn when they returned to Bree that Bill made it back safely, despite overwhelming odds against it!) I have some challenges with walking, but I love to walk and dream of running again someday. I hope that, by making these Middle Earth goals, I’ll get stronger and eventually be able to do just that.
Created with love,
♥. Dassa Fleam of Buckland