About two months ago I flew the entire Salmon river in an R-44. It is pretty remote up there. One of those places where you get to thinking it would suck to make a precautionary landing. Then you hear noises coming from the helicopter you don't remember ever hearing before.
Sometimes it would be but in the middle of the winter on skis I think those 1900 foot long strips would look mighty short. And some of these runways in the back country will try a good pilot. Most are non-standard dirt or grass or gravel, with a sharp turn on short final, etc. Bob