Today we got up at seven. This was a nice change. The light outside and the noises of others who couldn't sleep woke me up, but I was determined to sleep. As tired as I was, I needed the sleep. We packed up camp in around an hour and a half, which was slower than hoped for.
We hiked about twenty minutes down the trail and came to a sign that said Upper Greenwood Canyon LNT Camping Area. We had missed our campsite again. No wonder we had such a hard time trying to find places to put each of the parts of our campsite.
Iris Park has a windmill to work the well. The water still needs filtering and purification, but this was the first windmill we had seen at Philmont. We never could find a campsite map, but we searched everywhere around the area and it seems much more suited to a campsite here.
Our camp setup was not great; mostly it's the bear bags that are so hard to do. We finished everything up before it was absolutely pitch black outside, though, which was a change from last night.
That night, as we were going to bed, one of the crew members reopened a deep cut in his thumb. Luckily, it wasn't gushing blood all over his tent and sleeping gear. However, his tent-mate had to help us get down the oops bag and re-bandage his thumb so he would not get blood anywhere. Blood is extremely smellable.
Tomorrow we have a food pickup from Ring Place, so we are hiking with light packs.