A city of central Washington at the junction of the Columbia River and the Wenatchee River, a tributary flowing about 105 km (65 mi) southeast along the Wenatchee Mountains, an eastern spur of the Cascade Range. The city grew as the center of an apple-growing region.x
The Pasayten Wilderness is managed by the National Forest Service, and information about the area is available from the stations responsible for the Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests.
Along the coast the prevailing winds blow from the west or south; in the Puget Sound Basin from the south, and in eastern Washington from the south-west, except in the Yakima and Wenatchee valleys, where they are north-west.
The forest reserves are included in ten national parks, named the Chelan, Columbia, Colville, Kaniksu, Olympic, Ranier, Snoqualmie, Washington, Wanaha and Wenatchee, the Chelan being the largest, with an area of 2,492,500 acres.