The formidable mountain range, which cuts across Middle-earth is shown in a lovely illustrative story-book style with flowing mist and a starry sky. The verse sung by Thorin Oakenshield & Co. in The Hobbit™ runs along the borders in runes:

"Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away, ere break of day,
To find our long-forgotten gold."