In the thick of it and no way out. A jam. A pickle. A bind. Dire straits.
So many ways into a thing and one way out: through; as in, see it~. Finish.
Eventually the way finds the wayfarer, if the wayfarer cannot find the way.
There are places in the forest where the trees grow into one another and the foliage is so thick that the limitless sky is only implied by the sun, a distant glow trapped behind the cage of branches.