You don't have to walk very far before you come out on a narrow road. You suppose at one point, students traveled this way to reach the old schoolhouse. Now that you've found an obvious exit from the preserve, you decide to take it. You feel slightly guilty about abandoning your quest, but really, you did give it a try. Now, all you can think about is a nice warm fire, a mug of hot cocoa and a good, long book to lose yourself in, taking you far, far away from this strange and spooky forest.