just shy of twenty again today. A shelter I stopped at yesterday had an outlet as a joke. A dog started following me and pumpkin head and guard at the end of the day today. We hiked with it three miles and have arrangements to return it at sams gap tomorrow. Bloodhound named Danny, but we didn’t know its name at first so we were calling him big red. I think he responds better to big red. Hiked to a tower this morning and came across a secret privy at the most opportune time. Met backtrack and Cleveland and bahala na today. The heat makes me sleepy. Drank lots of water. Soaked my feet in a cold stream. Thunderstorms tomorrow.