It consists of a compact central mass and two straggling appendages running from its S.W.
Straggling remnants still maintained their independence, but the mass of the Hottentots took service with the colonists as herdsmen, while others became hangers-on about the company's posts and grazing-farms or roamed about the country.
It leads through the straggling village of Mina, occupying a long narrow valley (Wadi Mina), two to three hours from Mecca, and thence by the mosque of Mozdalifa over a narrow pass opening out into the plain of Arafa,which is an expansion of the great Wadi Naman,through which the Taif road descends from Mount Kara.
Here and there are large straggling snowfields, the largest being Glamu and Drangajokull,' on the culminating points of the plateau.
Of this plateau lie the Wichita Mountains, a straggling range of rugged peaks rising abruptly from a level plain.