The man is unaware of how cold it is .The man wants to go to Henderson Creek to meet up with is friends.
The man knows since he got his boots wet, he will be an hour behind so he can make a fire so his boots get dry.
The man goes through a panic attack but yet tries to attempt to make another fire but fails.
The man can not feel anything anymore , his hands are getting colder and colder over time. He can't build another fire because of frostbites.
The man wants to kill his dog because he wants to warm his hands, but he realizes he doesn't have a way to kill the dog with his hands. He begins to run but doesn't have the energy to continue running.
The dog knows his owner died and stays a little bit to see if any human passes by but he sees no sign of anyone. The dog continues to walk to their destination(Henderson Creek).