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Birch Flat

Many roads, some of them paved, wound among modern bungalows and farm homes. Fruit ranches in this district through the 1940s averaged only seven acres, the size preferred for intensive orchard cultivation. The network of roads permits rapid transit to and from near-by Wenatchee.

Shallow at this point, the river is pitted with many rocks; small islands snuggle against the shores. White, yellow, and brown cliffs become lower; sunburned hills loom left, green and rocky foothills right.