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The Wanderers

Take a look at infamous film treks -- ''The Day After Tomorrow,'' ''Cold Mountain,'' and others found characters facing harsh weather, lack of food, and mortal danger while on their travels

From Frodo's treacherous mountain trek to Dennis Quaid's snowy mid-Atlantic jaunt, recent movies have provided many looong walks to remember.

THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW

The end may be near, but Quaid still slushes north in hopes of saving his son.

START Philadelphia

END New York City

DISTANCE 96 miles

[Harsh weather] [Lack of food] [Doing it for love] [Mortal danger]

COLD MOUNTAIN

Bounty hunters and bawdy women can't keep Civil War deserter Jude Law away from his ain true love.

START Petersburg, Va.

END Cold Mountain, N.C.

DISTANCE 415 miles

[Harsh weather] [Lack of food] [Doing it for love] [Mortal danger]

LOTR: RETURN OF THE KING

Six hours in, and Frodo and Sam are still hoofing it...

START The stairs of Cirith Ungol (the Spider's Pass)

END Mount Doom in Mordor

DISTANCE Five leagues

[Harsh weather] [Lack of food] [Doing it for love] [Mortal danger] [Killer spider]

ELF

Santa's foundling helper says goodbye to his toy-making pals and sets out to find his real father in the Big Apple.

START North Pole

END New York City

DISTANCE 3,400 miles

[Harsh weather] [Hit by a taxi]

Originally posted Jun 11, 2004 Published in issue #769 Jun 11, 2004 Order article reprints
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