The Narrow Strip of Wilderness
Mormon's Structure
Bountiful
Manti
Land of Desolation
Land of Bountiful
1. The wilderness was just south of the land of Desolation (in the land of
     Bountiful)
(Alma 22:29,30).

2.  Mormon's structure seems to divide the land of Desolation from the
     Land of Bountiful.

3.  Walking on the divide between the lands of Bountiful and Desolation was
     a 1 and 1/2 day walk from the east sea to the west sea
(Alma 22:32).

4.  On the north the wilderness ran by the land of Zarahemla (Alma 22:27).
     It was west of Zarahemla
(Alma 22:28).

5.  As it extended south, it ran along the sea (into the land of Nephi)
     
(Alma 22:27,29).

6.  At Manti, the strip of wilderness turned east (Alma 22:27).

7.  Manti was at the headwaters of the Sidon River which flowed from east
     to west before turning north
(Alma 22:27). Sidon had to be large enough to carry dead bodies to the sea (Alma 3:3, 44:22).

8.  The Land of Zarahemla was nearly surrounded by water. (Directly to the             west of Zarahemla is swamp.) (Alma 22:32).

9.  The land of Bountiful was full of many kinds of wild animals. (This area
     has more species of birds than anywhere else on earth and still supports                           a diverse population of large predators.)
(Alma 22:31).

10. By guarding the land of Bountiful, the Lamanites could not get into
      the land northward
(Alma 22:33).

Zarahemla
Land of Nephi
Land of Lehi
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