When Jonas and Gabriel flee the community, they discover that the landscape dramatically changes as they travel toward Elsewhere. Jonas is astonished by the rough terrain and is forced to ride up hills, which he has never done before. In his community, hills did not exist in order to improve the speed of transportation. Jonas also notices that there are many trees in the wilderness and stops by running streams alongside the narrow path to catch fish. The further Jonas travels from his community, he begins spotting wildlife and sees a bird for the first time. Jonas also notices that there are less agricultural fields the further he travels from the community. In addition to the wildlife and rough terrain, the weather also changes and becomes cold. As Jonas comes closer to reaching Elsewhere, he experiences a snowstorm and is forced to climb to the top of a snowy hill, where he finds a sled to ride down to a nearby village.