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Old 02-16-2002, 10:39 AM   #1
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Ok guys...I am doing research for my fan fiction, and I need to know how long it would take to travel from Imladris (Rivendell) to Lothlorien. Travel would occur in early spring.
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Old 02-16-2002, 10:46 AM   #2
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I would guess, for a man walking on foot, that it would take less than 10 days, but I am probably wrong.
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Old 02-16-2002, 10:48 AM   #3
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Oopsy! Forgot to mention we'd be travelling by horseback! Sorry!
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Old 02-16-2002, 10:53 AM   #4
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Ah, in that case, no more than four days, unless you have a lame horse. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Old 02-16-2002, 03:15 PM   #5
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I would think that if you took the Great East road till reaching the River Anduin it should take a week or two. The Company of the ring took hard roads ,by night , in winter. But There are easied way to take than that.
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Old 02-17-2002, 09:42 AM   #6
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It still depends. And if I were you I'd give your people some obsticles(which would lengthen the journey).

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Old 02-18-2002, 03:19 PM   #7
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Cool Raefindel! Another red-headed elf! In real life (I prefer that it wasn't real, of course) I am a dark blonde. But in ME, I am a redhead! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
I will plan for a week then. I don't know about obstacles, but I do plan on things like wild poker games (unfortunately NOT strip poker!) and drinking fests along the way. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 02-18-2002, 03:27 PM   #8
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Wow! This sounds to be a good fan-fic (grammer is very bad there!) will we be able to read it anytime? [img]smilies/cool.gif[/img]
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:21 AM   #9
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Ok guys...I am doing research for my fan fiction, and I need to know how long it would take to travel from Imladris (Rivendell) to Lothlorien. Travel would occur in early spring.
(10+ years later....)
Assuming one was going due east on the road over the Misty Mountains, I would say maybe a week on horseback. Its been my experience that trying to cross mountains in early spring usually has several obstacles, like if its early spring in the lower elevations, it still is being winter in the high country. Even if it was warming in the high country, you have obstacles like high water from snowmelt, washouts, fallen rocks and trees, etc.
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:56 PM   #10
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Found on a site called Cartographers Guild:
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On Roads / trails
Level or rolling terrain: 40
Hilly terrain: 30
Mountainous terrain: 20

Off-Road (or unkempt trails etc)
Level/rolling grasslands: 30
Hilly grasslands: 25
Level/rolling forest/thick scrub: 20
Very hilly forest/thick scrub: 15
For an Eriador type country it would seem about 20 mmiles a day
(without incident) is reasonable. Since it's over 450 miles for the distance, some
over difficult mountain terrain, then start with about 3 weeks, but if it's
fanfiction there would be obstacles, so probably at least a month.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:47 PM   #11
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It didn't take the fellowship that long on foot and with the Moria detour. More likethree weeks. Elladan and Elrohir , ade the return trip in under two amd since they were longer away than those who went to Rhosgobel that must have include a bit of time ither helpingmAragorn and the Dunedaim scout or catching up with Grannie.
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