The transition zone features some wildlife, including wolves, deer, and rabbits. Additionally, deposits of Cedar and Fir wood can be found. A single hospitable cave can be found along the river, and proceeding to the North and East reveals a larger cave which leads the player to the western edge of Pleasant Valley. Carter River is accessed by descending to the lower rooms within Carter Hydro Dam. After passing through the door from the dam into the River transition zone, the player is located on a cement area partially enclosed by chain link fences. The door cannot be opened from the outside, so the player must cross to the western side of the dam by walking along the edge of the dam to a second cement area to regain entrance to the dam. On this side of the dam, a broken window in the wall of the dam can be found, providing the player with access back into the dam from the transition zone.