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“One does not simply walk into Mordor.” said Boromir, but actually one can. Well not into Mordor, but along the path that was used to get there in the movie.

Beginning with a snack

Beginning with a snack

This was going to be a long hike. Sammy wanted to start out right with a snack at the beginning.

Rocks

Snow on the rocks

It was cold, windy, and snowing when Sammy and his traveling companions hiked into Mordor.

More rocks

More rocks

The truth being told, Sammy mostly rode in a pocket to get to the other side. Sammy is very small the the wind was quite strong.

Almost there

Almost there

Only a bit over 3 kilometer left. That’s a bit under 2 miles.

Bushes

Bushes

Even though it was cold and windy, Sammy thought that everything he saw was wonderful. Cool rocks, steaming vents, beautiful lakes, and cool plants.

Last photo for the road

Last photo for the road

Sammy was very happy to be able to go on this incredible hike(and that his traveling companions were willing to carry him most of the way). It is not for the faint of heart. There are large elevational changes and it is an active volcanic area. I am assured that it is totally worth it if you have the stamina to do so.

All photos courtesy of Stacy Sandstedt. If you enjoy Sammy and would like to see more of my work, you can do so here www.woodlandwhimsy.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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