Okanogan Country photos

The first three of my Tales of the Unearthly Northwest are set in a real part of the world, and the name of the town in the stories
belongs to a real town, although the real town is actually a going concern.  So these photos are of the real Okanogan highlands in north central Washington state, and some of the locations and other things that inspired me to write my Conconully stories.

The Okanogan Country in autumn. Okanogan County is located in north-central Washington state, just east of the Cascade Mountains.
The Okanogan Country in autumn. Okanogan County is located in north-central Washington state, just east of the Cascade Mountains.
A highway in Okanogan County, the largest county in Washington state, and one of the most sparsely populated.
A highway in Okanogan County, the largest county in Washington state, and one of the most sparsely populated.
The main drag of the real-life, modern-day hamlet of Conconully.
The main drag of the real-life, modern-day hamlet of Conconully.
Conconully's pioneer cemetery.
Conconully’s pioneer cemetery.
Larches alongside a dirt road in the Okanogan Country.
Larches alongside a dirt road in the Okanogan Country.
A dirt road just outside Conconully.
A dirt road just outside Conconully.
Another autumn panorama east of the Cascades.
Another autumn panorama east of the Cascades.
A tumbledown building in one of the many ghost towns dotting Okanogan County. Although do notice the mailbox...
A tumbledown building in one of the many ghost towns dotting Okanogan County. Although do notice the mailbox…
One of the buildings in Molson, an early settlement in this part of the world.
One of the buildings in Molson, an early settlement in this part of the world.
A treadle sewing machine in the Molson Museum. Perhaps Belinda sewed on one like this.
A treadle sewing machine in the Molson Museum. Perhaps Belinda sewed on one like this.
Harry the pig. Well, the inspiration for Harry the pig, anyway.
Harry the pig. Well, the inspiration for Harry the pig, anyway.  He resides in the town of Molson.
A hillside of pines and larches.
A hillside of pines and larches.
A larch by the side of the road.
A larch by the side of the road.
Another inspiration for Sojourn, quoted in the novel.
Another inspiration for Sojourn, quoted in the novel.