Plains of Gorgoroth

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FROM THE BOOK

Gorgorth (Place of great dread): The wasted desert of the northern regions of Mordor, between the arms of the Ephel Dúath and the Ered Lithui. Both Barad-dûr and Orodruin stood on Gorgoroth, and Frodo and Sam crossed it on the Quest of Mount Doom.

Although the book lists this as a tramp (that’s a hike to the rest of us), it’s based in the Tongariro National Park/Whakapapa Ski Field area and so you pass through the location really.