The highways through the Selkirk Mountains often wind their way along remote lake shores and through the valleys and mountain passes where old homesteads, farms, and mining-stakes once flourished. Climbing through the brush and timber, explorers and hikers may encounter the remains of old industrial equipment that the miners, loggers, and farmers left behind long ago. The old trucks are the easiest to find, many still resting near busy roads; their motors only echoing through the memories of long gone pioneers.