Places in Middle-earth
Type: Valleys, Caves, Tunnels
Region: Rhovanion/Misty Mtns
Location: Located in the caves under the Misty Mountains, north of the Bruinen and south of the Hoardale, Bilbo find The Ring in these caverns.
Description: Bilbo, Gandalf, and the Dwarves find the caves of Goblin-town when they seek shelter from a storm.
"Seeking shelter from a mountain storm, the company [of Bilbo and the Dwarves] found a cave near the top of the High Pass, which turned out to be the newest opening to a vast intricate network of passages and caves inhabited by Goblins. The main entrance had in the past opened on 'a different pass, one more easy to travel by...,' possibly farther south and nearer the East Road. The tunnels have been estimated as thirty-five miles from the Front Porch to the back-door, because the Dwarves spent about two and a half days and had gone 'miles and miles, and come right down through the hearth of the mountains...' to a point west of the Carrock."
From The Atlas of Middle-earth, Revised Edition, Karen Wynn Fonstand, p. 102.
Contributors: docmon, 18 Sept 05