Gandalf and Aragorn renew their hunt for Gollum
Event Type: Military/Strategic
Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards
Years: 3009 ~ 3017
Gandalf and Aragorn renew their hunt for Gollum at intervals during the next eight years, searching in the vales of Anduin, Mirkwood, and Rhovanion to the confines of Mordor. At some time during these years Gollum himself ventured into Mordor, and was captured by Sauron....
The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age
Then Gandalf told how they had explored the whole length of Wilderland, down even to the Mountains of Shadow and the fences of Mordor. 'There we had rumour of [Gollum], and we guess that he dwelt there long in the dark hills; but we never found him, and at last I despaired.'
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond
Elena Tiriel 20Jul07