A Winter Day in Eastern Okanogan County January 15, 2012 By David Moskowitz Went exploring in eastern Okanogan County a couple of days ago. A beautiful landscape and one hard to reconcile with Washington’s tag line-“the Evergreen State”. Arid valley south of the town of Conconully. Abandoned building close to the former town of Nighthawk on the Similkameen River. Conconully Cemetery Tattered flag flying in the Conconully Cemetery Blue Lake, Sinlahekin Wildlife Area. Sinlahekin Valley, Sinlahekin Wildlife Area. Valley north of the town of Loomis, Washington. Palmer Lake Palmer Lake Similkameen River and Chopaka Mountains. Similkameen River. Entertainment in the Similkameen River Valley. Abandoned mine rigging and tailings pile close to the former town of Nighthawk, Washington.