MapMyWalk ;o)

MapMyWalk ;o)
MapMyWalk ;o) (from Isengard to Minas Tirith)

Friday, September 15, 2017

September 8th to 14th

September 8th:
4177 steps
1.6 miles

September 9th:
3279 steps
1.2 miles

September 10th:
6801 steps
2.5 miles

September 11th:
4445 steps
1.7 miles

September 12th:
2504 steps
0.9 mile

September 13th:
5553 steps
2.0 miles

September 14th:
3446 steps
1.3 miles

Subtotal= 11.2 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 142.2 / 786 miles to Minas Tirith

Crossed another small stream.  
(Apparently, this little corner of Middle-Earth is overstocked with small streams.)

Friday, September 8, 2017

September 1st to 7th

September 1st:
3051 steps
1.1 miles

September 2nd:
11784 steps
4.4 miles

September 3rd:
10109 steps
3.8 miles

September 4th:
3773 steps
1.4 miles

September 5th:
3145 steps
1.2 miles

September 6th:
4404 steps
1.6 miles

September 7th:
5586 steps
2.1 miles

Subtotal= 15.6 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 131 / 786 miles

Another small stream.  ("Aragorn, are we there yet???")


Friday, September 1, 2017

August 24th to 31st

Shoot, I missed recording a day.  Oh well...  Just assume I walked 20 miles that day.  ;o)

August 24th:
???? steps
? miles

August 25th:
9066 steps
3.4 miles

August 26th:
8408 steps
3.2 miles

August 27th:
11994 steps
4.5 miles

August 28th:
8911 steps
3.4 miles

August 29th:
11619 steps
4.3 miles

August 30th:
11965 steps
4.5 miles

August 31st:
5005 steps
1.9 miles

Subtotal= 25.2 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 115.4 / 786 miles

Crossed more small streams...


Thursday, August 24, 2017

August 11th to 23rd

I haven't updated the blog in a while, but at least I remembered to transcribe my numbers before they disappeared from the pedometer!

August 11th:
5383 steps
2.0 miles

August 12th:
3542 steps
1.3 miles

August 13th:
1480 steps
0.6 miles

August 14th:
8109 steps
3.0 miles

August 15th:
12828 steps
4.8 miles

August 16th:
8560 steps
3.2 miles

August 17th:
7796 steps
2.9 miles

August 18th:
11920 steps
4.5 miles

August 19th:
14895 steps
5.6 miles

August 20th:
5266 steps
2.0 miles

August 21st:
8651 steps
3.2 miles

August 22nd:
10095 steps
3.8 miles

August 23rd:
4208 steps
1.6 miles

Subtotal= 38.5 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 90.2 / 786 miles to Minas Tirith

Crossed a few small streams.  (Ta-dah.  Not much happening, considering that was nearly forty miles!)



Friday, August 11, 2017

August 3rd to 10th

August 3rd:
8741 steps
3.3 miles

August 4th:
5020 steps
1.9 miles

August 5th:
7639 steps
2.9 miles

August 6th:
14296 steps
5.4 miles

August 7th:
12366 steps
4.7 miles

August 8th:
7021 steps
2.6 miles

August 9th:
7958 steps
3.0 miles

August 10th:
7475 steps
2.8 miles

Subtotal= 26.6 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 51.7 / 786 miles to Minas Tirith

Crossed the Fords of Isen.  Overtaken by the Grey Company.  Reached the road to the Deeping Comb and turned south to Helm's Deep.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

July 27th to August 2nd

July 27th:
15296 steps
5.8 miles

July 28th:
13954 steps
5.3 miles

July 29th:
7673 steps
2.9 miles

July 30th:
14659 steps
5.5 miles

July 31st:
11624 steps
4.3 miles

August 1st:
12634 steps
4.8 miles

August 2nd:
14226 steps
5.3 miles

Subtotal= 33.9 miles

GRAND TOTAL=  470+ miles = We reached Isengard!!  (Woo-hoo!)

Next up is Aragorn's path from Isengard to Minas Tirith.  I'm applying the "leftover" 25.1 miles toward that next goal.  

New subtotal= 25.1 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 25.1 / 786 miles to Minas Tirith

Left the Wizard's Vale.  Headed south on the highway.


Thursday, July 27, 2017

July 20th to 26th

July 20th:
11215 steps
4.2 miles

July 21st:
5699 steps
2.1 miles

July 22nd:
9178 steps
3.4 miles

July 23rd:
8093 steps
3.0 miles

July 24th:
14764 steps
5.6 miles

July 25th:
11232 steps
4.2 miles

July 26th:
16050 steps
6.0 miles

Subtotal= 28.5 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 461.2 / 470 miles to Isengard

We reached the Fords (where we found the Isen nearly dry)and went north on the highway to Isengard.  Entered the south end of the Wizard's Vale.  Passed through a long tangle of weeds and thorns, where all the trees had been cut to stumps...

Thursday, July 20, 2017

July 13th to 19th

July 13th:
12565 steps
4.7 miles

July 14th:
6343 steps
2.4 miles

July 15th:
2822 steps
1.1 miles

July 16th:
6921 steps
2.6 miles

July 17th:
8378 steps
3.2 miles

July 18th:
9193 steps
3.5 miles

July 19th:
5764 steps
2.2 miles

Subtotal= 19.7 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 432.7 / 470 miles to Isengard

We reached Hornburg and Helm's Deep.  After the Battle of Helm's Deep (!!!), we departed for Isengard.  We reached the end of the Huorns and turned west toward the Fords of Isen.  The red after-sunset revealed carrion fowl ahead, and a waxing moon is rising...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

July 8th to 12th

July 8th:
9087 steps
3.4 miles

July 9th:
7270 steps
2.7 miles

July 10th:
10262 steps
3.9 miles

July 11th:
10421 steps
3.9 miles

July 12th:
7956 steps
3.0 miles

Subtotal= 16.9 miles

GRAND TOTAL=  413 / 470 miles to Isengard

Blah blah blah, Gandalf advised Théoden to ride for Helm's Deep, then left on Shadofax.  We reached the road into the Deeping Comb and started the climb upwards into it.  A scout reported wolf-riders.  An orc band fled the advancing Riders.  Looking back, we can see the torches of Saruman's army.  (Eek.)

Saturday, July 8, 2017

July 1st to 7th

July 1st:
3239 steps
1.2 miles

July 2nd:
5716 steps
2.1 miles

July 3rd:
5497 steps
2.0 miles

July 4th:
12627 steps
4.8 miles

July 5th:
10011 steps
3.8 miles

July 6th:
5181 steps
1.4 miles

July 7th:
4713 steps
2.0 miles

Subtotal=  17.3 miles

GRAND TOTAL=  396.1 / 470 miles to Isengard

We crossed yet another small stream...

Saturday, July 1, 2017

June 22nd to 30th

Ugh, I forgot to enter my info when the week was up and missed two days!  The steps still "count", of course, but not against the path to Isengard...  I'm well behind on my original goal to reach Isengard by the middle of the year, but maybe I can pick up my pace for the second half of the year.

June 22nd:
???? steps
? miles

June 23rd:
???? steps
? miles

June 24th:
4108 steps
1.6 miles

June 25th:
6425 steps
2.4 miles

June 26th:
6291 steps
2.4 miles

June 27th:
3652 steps
1.4 miles

June 28th:
3938 steps
1.5 miles

June 29th:
6186 steps
2.3 miles

June 30th:
2403 steps
0.9 mile

Subtotal= 12.5 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 378.8 / 470 miles to Isengard

Crossed another small stream.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

June 16th to 21st

June 16th:
9127 steps
3.4 miles

June 17th:
7291 steps
2.7 miles

June 18th:
3283 steps
1.2 miles

June 19th:
6699 steps
2.5 miles

June 20th:
6306 steps
2.4 miles

June 21st:
5226 steps
1.9 miles

Subtotal= 14.1 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 366.3 / 470 miles to Isengard

Legolas saw darkness with shapes in it near the River Isen.  Crossed another small stream.


Friday, June 16, 2017

June 9th to 15th

June 9th:
6839 steps
2.5 miles

June 10th:
1523 steps
0.6 mile

June 11th:
2422 steps
0.9 mile

June 12th:
2486 steps
0.9 mile

June 13th:
4782 steps
1.8 miles

June 14th:
2030 steps
0.7 mile

June 15th:
4754 steps
1.7 miles

Subtotal= 9.1 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 352.2 / 470 miles to Isengard

The weather is clear, but hot and hazy-- with darkness to the east... Crossed another small stream.

Friday, June 9, 2017

June 3rd to 8th

June 3rd:
1592 steps
0.6 mile

June 4th:
2197 steps
0.8 mile

June 5th:
6846 steps
2.5 miles

June 6th:
3825 steps
1.4 miles

June 7th:
4085 steps
1.5 miles

June 8th:
6022 steps
2.2 miles

Subtotal= 9 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 343.1 / 470 miles to Isengard

Crossed a small stream.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

May 28th to June 2nd

May 28th:
5967 steps
2.2 miles

May 29th:
7534 steps
2.8 miles

May 30th:
3197 steps
1.2 miles

May 31st:
3972 steps
1.5 miles

June 1st:
3134 steps
1.2 miles

June 2nd:
3071 steps
1.1 miles

Subtotal= 10 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 334.1 / 470 miles to Isengard

Camped and rose at dawn.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

May 22nd to 27th

May 22nd:
10764 steps
4.0 miles

May 23rd:
5021 steps
1.9 miles

May 24th:
2353 steps
0.9 mile

May 25th:
4658 steps
1.7 miles

May 26th:
2249 steps
0.8 mile

May 27th:
1928 steps
0.7 mile

Subtotal= 10 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 324.1 / 470 miles to Isengard

Crossed a small stream...


Monday, May 22, 2017

May 16th to 21st

Oof.  This has been a particularly inactive several days... Last week, our routines were disrupted, plus it was hot and humid-- but those are really just excuses.

May 16th:
3380 steps
1.6 miles

May 17th:
5143 steps
1.9 miles

May 18th:
2246 steps
0.8 mile

May 19th:
3715 steps
1.4 miles

May 20th:
2185 steps
0.8 mile

May 21st:
1917 steps
0.7 mile

Subtotal= 7.2 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 314.1 / 470 miles to Isengard

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May 10th to 15th

May 10th:
5811 steps
2.2 miles

May 11th:
9013 steps
3.4 miles

May 12th:
5852 steps
2.2 miles

May 13th:
2788 steps
1.1 miles

May 14th:
3467 steps
1.3 miles

May 15th:
4154 steps
1.6 miles

Subtotal=  11.8 miles

GRAND TOTAL=  306.9 / 470 miles to Isengard

Recrossed the Snowbourne.  Following a beaten way across the foothills.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 4th to 9th

May 4th:
3479 steps
1.3 miles

May 5th:
10162 steps
3.8 miles

May 6th:
5230 steps
1.9 miles

May 7th:
2057 steps
0.7 mile

May 8th:
4627 steps
1.7 miles

May 9th:
3966 steps
1.5 miles

Subtotal= 10.9 miles

GRAND TOTAL=  295.1 / 470 miles to Isengard

Forded the Snowbourne.  Climbed to Edoras, then Meduseld.  Gandalf healed Théoden.  Éomer freed, Grima exiled, and now the Riders are prepared to ride.  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

April 29th to May 3rd

April 29th:
9254 steps
3.5 miles

May 1st:
2463 steps
0.9 mile

May 2nd:
4873 steps
1.8 miles

May 3rd:
5152 steps
1.9 miles

May 4th:
4920 steps
1.9 miles

Subtotal= 10 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 284.2 / 470 miles to Isengard

The moon has set into the clouds in the west...


Saturday, April 29, 2017

April 23rd to 28th

April 23rd:
8227 steps
3.1 miles

April 24th:
3791 steps
1.4 miles

April 25th:
4145 steps
1.6 miles

April 26th:
4176 steps
1.6 miles

April 27th:
4482 steps
1.7 miles

April 28th:
2738 steps
1.0 miles

Subtotal= 10.4 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 274.2 / 470 miles to Isengard


After camping for a few hours after midnight, continue under the moon, with long clouds and a chill wind.

(Honestly, the chill wind almost sounds good right now.  It's warm and slightly muggy here in Real Life.)


Sunday, April 23, 2017

April 17th to 22nd

April 17th:
4407 steps
1.6 miles

April 18th:
5092 steps
1.9 miles

April 19th:
8956 steps
3.4 miles

April 20th:
7100 steps
2.7 miles

April 21st:
7010 steps
2.6 miles

April 22nd:
6276 steps
2.4 miles

Subtotal= 14.6 miles

GRAND TOTAL=  263.8 / 470 miles to Isengard

Walking in the dark, but Shadowfax leads as quickly as by daylight.


Monday, April 17, 2017

April 11th to 16th

April 11th:
4070 steps
1.5 miles

April 12th:
2329 steps
0.9 mile

April 13th:
3708 steps
1.4 miles

April 14th:
4345 steps
1.6 miles

April 15th:
4941 steps
1.9 miles

April 16th:
2187 steps
0.8 mile

Subtotal= 8.1 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 249.2  / 470 miles to Isengard


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 4th to 10th

April 4th:
4298 steps
1.6 miles

April 5th:
3001 steps
1.1 miles

April 6th:
4973 steps
1.9 miles

April 7th:
2188 steps
0.8 mile

April 8th:
2485 steps
0.9 mile

April 9th:
10563 steps
4.0 miles

April 10th:
5086 steps
1.9 miles

Subtotal= 12.2 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 241.1 / 470 miles to Isengard


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

March 29th to April 3rd

March 29th:
3719 steps
1.4 miles

March 30th:
3977 steps
1.5 miles

March 31st:
4898 steps
1.8 miles

April 1st:
9429 steps
3.5 miles

April 2nd:
2794 steps
1.1 miles

April 3rd:
3307 steps
1.2 miles

Subtotal= 10.5 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 228.9 / 470 miles to Isengard

We've seen smoke in the direction of Isengard!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March 23rd to 28th

I'm trying to get as much yard work done as possible before summer heat and humidity set in.  Combine that with the usual lazy or "off" days and these are the step-counts you get...

March 23rd:
4641 steps
1.7 miles

March 24th:
4756 steps
1.8 miles

March 25th:
4212 steps
1.6 miles

March 26th:
2500 steps
0.9 mile

March 27th:
4531 steps
1.7 miles

March 28th:
3798 steps
1.4 miles

Subtotal= 9.1 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 218.4 / 470 miles to Isengard


Thursday, March 23, 2017

March 17th to 22nd

March 17th:
3446 steps
1.3 miles

March 18th:
4988 steps
1.9 miles

March 19th:
4218 steps
1.6 miles

March 20th:
6800 steps
2.5 miles

March 21st:
4312 steps
1.6 miles

March 22nd:
4457 steps
1.7 miles

Subtotal= 10.6 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 209.3 / 470 miles to Isengard

Found sedge in treacherous bogs.


Friday, March 17, 2017

March 12th to 16th

March 12th:
2342 steps
0.9 mile

March 13th:
10486 steps
3.9 miles

March 14th:
4201 steps
1.6 miles

March 15th:
3768 steps
1.4 miles

March 16th:
10056 steps
3.8 miles

Subtotal=  11.6 miles

GRAND TOTAL=  198.7 / 470 miles

Found a hidden pool.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 7th to 11th

Oof.  I've fallen out of the habit of walking regularly... The garden is partly to blame, but much of it comes down to laziness.

March 7th:
5372steps
2.0 miles

March 8th:
9780 steps
3.7 miles

March 9th:
4811 steps
1.8 miles

March 10th:
2607 steps
0.9 mile

March 11th:
3757 steps
1.4 miles

Subtotal=  9.8 miles

GRAND TOTAL=  187.1 / 470 miles to Isengard

Waded across the river at a shallow place.  The land is flat, treeless, and wide-- meads and riverlands...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

March 1st to 6th

March 1st:
11583 steps
4.3 miles

March 2nd:
6033 steps
2.2 miles

March 3rd:
8754 steps
3.3 miles

March 4th:
2993 steps
1.1 miles

March 5th:
6338 steps
2.4 miles

March 6th:
9098 steps
3.4 miles

Subtotal: 16.7 miles

GRAND TOTAL:  177.3 / 470 miles to Isengard

Wow, a lot has happened since last time!  

We reached Fangorn and found the pyre of orcs... Saw Saruman (who scared away the wimpy horses).  Found signs that the hobbits survived and were nearby.  Followed hobbit prints to Fangorn Forest.  Trail led to Treebeard's Hill, where we met Gandalf! (!!!)  Gandalf whistled for Shadowfax, who brought back the wimpy horses. Now going along the bank of the Entwash (which sounds kind of gross, to be honest).  But you guys!  Gandalf's back!  

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

February 23rd to 28th

February 23rd:
3085 steps
1.1 miles

February 24th:
4052 steps
1.5 miles

February 25th:
3942 steps
1.5 miles

February 26th:
2332 steps
0.9 mile

February 27th:
4877 steps
1.8 miles

February 28th:
7502 steps
2.8 miles

Subtotal=  9.6 miles

GRAND TOTAL=  160.6 / 470 miles to Isengard

Beginning to find dead orcs...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

February 17th to 22nd

February 17th:
5814 steps
2.2 miles

February 18th:
4595 steps
1.7 miles

February 19th:
4603 steps
1.7 miles

February 20th:
9941 steps
3.7 miles

February 21st:
12156 steps
4.6 miles

February 22nd:
5224 steps
1.9 miles

Subtotal= 15.8 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 151 / 470 miles to Isengard

Found the orc trail from the east.  Riding more slowly, now...

Friday, February 17, 2017

February 12th to 16th

I've been slacking off the past couple weeks (or more).  I've had my reasons, but it would be good to get back into the habit of walking at least a few times a week...

February 12th:
8142 steps
3.0 miles

February 13th:
3569 steps
1.3 miles

February 14th:
5596 steps
2.1 miles

February 15th:
4176 steps
1.6 miles

February 16th:
3598 steps
1.3 miles

Subtotal= 9.3 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 135.2 / 470 miles to Isengard

Reached northerly-most hill of the Downs.  Camped under a cold and starry sky.  Next day, we encountered the Riders of Rohan, met Éomer, and were lent horses.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

February 6th to 11th

February 6th:
12585 steps
4.7 miles

February 7th:
4957 steps
1.9 miles

February 8th:
4997 steps
1.9 miles

February 9th:
8265 steps
3.1 miles

February 10th:
10505 steps
4.0 miles

February 11th:
7507 steps
2.8 miles

Subtotal= 18.4 miles

GRAND TOTAL=  125.9 / 470 miles to Isengard

Reached the first slopes of the Downs.  Found trampled grass from the orc camp-- estimated to be 36 hours old.


Monday, February 6, 2017

February 2nd to 5th

February 2nd:
6201 steps
2.3 miles

February 3rd:
5719 steps
2.1 miles

February 4th:
4376 steps
1.6 miles

February 5th:
4021 steps
1.5 miles

Subtotal=  7.5 miles

GRAND TOTAL=  107.5 / 470 miles to Isengard


Thursday, February 2, 2017

January 26th to February 1st

January 26th:
10577 steps
4.2 miles

January 27th:
9382 steps
3.7 miles

January 28th:
4693 steps
1.9 miles

January 29th:
5380 steps
2.1 miles

January 30th:
5485 steps
2.2 miles

January 31st:
5357 steps
2.1 miles

February 1st:
10351 steps
4.1 miles

Subtotal= 20.3 miles

GRAND TOTAL=  100 / 470 miles to Isengard

Trail has bent to the north.  Legolas fears the orcs have reached Fangorn...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

January 20th to 25th

January 20th:
10419 steps
4.1 miles

January 21st:
3500 steps
1.4 miles

January 22nd:
5738 steps
2.2 miles

January 23rd:
11331 steps
4.5 miles

January 24th:
3608 steps
1.4 miles

January 25th:
5381 steps
2.1 miles

Subtotal= 15.7 miles

GRAND TOTAL=  79.7 / 470 miles to Isengard


Friday, January 20, 2017

January 15th to 19th

January 15th:
2736 steps
1.1 miles

January 16th:
8480 steps
3.4 miles

January 17th:
3141 steps
1.2 miles

January 18th:
5006 steps
2.0 miles

January 19th:
9154 steps
3.6 miles

Subtotal= 11.3 miles

GRAND TOTAL=  64 / 470 miles to Isengard

Aragorn listened to the ground and heard horses galloping away...

Sunday, January 15, 2017

January 9th to 14th

January 9th:
11833 steps
4.7 miles

January 10th:
5196 steps
2.0 miles

January 11th:
4849 steps
1.9 miles

January 12th:
5832 steps
2.3 miles

January 13th:
6348 steps
2.5 miles

January 14th:
5370 steps
2.1 miles

Subtotal= 15.5 miles

GRAND TOTAL= 52.7 / 470 miles to Isengard


Monday, January 9, 2017

January 3rd to 8th

January 3rd:
10471 steps
4.2 miles

January 4th:
13189 steps
5.2 miles

January 5th:
11005 steps
4.3 miles

January 6th:
4615 steps
1.8 miles

January 7th:
8567 steps
3.4 miles

January 8th:
6397 steps
2.5 miles

Subtotal= 21.4 miles

GRAND TOTAL=  37.2 / 470 miles to Isengard

Legolas saw the orcs far ahead of us, we reached the East Wall of Rohan, and then Aragorn found Pippin's trail and the Elven brooch dropped by one of the hobbits.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

December 26th to January 2nd

I'm skipping some (boring-to-follow) canoeing in the path of the Fellowship, instead picking up with Aragorn's path from Rauros to ("They're taking the Hobbits to...") Isengard.

It's a total of 470 miles.
Let's get started!


December 26th:
4569 steps
1.8 miles

December 27th:
3030 steps
1.2 miles

December 28th:
3148 steps
1.2 miles

December 29th:
4922 steps
1.9 miles

December 30th:
4760 steps
1.9 miles

December 31st:
5713 steps
2.2 miles

January 1st:
4795 steps
1.9 miles

January 2nd:
9344 steps
3.7 miles


TOTAL=  15.8 / 470 miles

The Fellowship has been broken.  We're tracking Merry and Pippin in hopes of rescuing them from the orcs.  Passed many gullies and ravines, descended a steep cliff face, and found five dead orcs...