"While not answering the question of “Why not just take the eagles into Mordor?”*, the internet has solved one particular query about the journey that Frodo and Sam undertake in The Lord Of The Rings. The trek, mostly taken on foot with only a few moments of boating, is the literal hero’s journey that the two hobbits must undertake through the trilogy of books (and films) in order to deliver the One Ring into Mount Doom to ensure Sauron’s defeat. But one enterprising soul, imgur user mattsawizard, was able to chart out the distances between each point in the quest and tallied them up to find out exactly how far the little ones had to travel from Hobbiton to Mount Doom.
The answer is pretty dang far. As in, “the expanse of Europe” far or “from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas” far."
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