Places in Middle-earth
Lonely Mountain, The
Region: Rhovanion/Misty Mtns
Other Names Erebor
Location: In the north of the Wilderland, south of the Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) and near the eastern border of Mirkwood. It lies above and to the North of the Long Lake and Laketown (Esgaroth)
Description: "The Mountain lay dark and silent before them and ever higher above them. They made their first camp on the western side of the great southern spur, which ended in a height called Ravenhill. On this there had been an old watch-post..."
"The mountain's sides were green with woods and all the sheltered valley rich and pleasant in the days when the bells rang in that town."
"they could look out and see the dark cavernous opening in a great cliff-wall between the arms of the Mountain. Out of it the waters of the Running River sprang; and out of it too there came a steam and a dark smoke. Nothing moved in the waste, save the vapour and the water, and everynow and again a black and ominous crow. The only sound was the sound of the stony water, and every now and again the harsh croak of a bird."
The Hobbit, Ch 11, On the Doorstep
Contributors: Lyllyn 5.29.03