I’d rather walk on hard ground, or hard lakes. The ultimate navigation season, bog, lake, river, everything can be a road, and the snow smooths out the ground. They used to wait for freeze up, and cat trains could pull gear in literally anywhere.
As far as you had fuel and parts to get back out. Once it’s warm, off road in the northern forest the only option would be helicopter.
Winter is prime time for cutting firewood, you can go hard and never over heat, and no bugs. The air is as clean as could be, zero allergy issues. Logs drag out ofthe bush cleaner than when they were standing. Branches tend to shatter off when felling frozen.
And it kills all the black widow spiders, scorpions and copperheads… Cold has real value.