Well I made the 8 mile hike on Wednesday and survived the experience. Had a great time and now just waiting for my calf muscles to forgive me. This is what I brought the M9 for and it worked great.
These are from the hike on Wednesday around Heart of Rocks Loop
"Old Maid" Cron 35mm f/9.5 1/250 ISO 160
"Duck on a Rock" Cron 50mm f/2.8 1/2000 ISO 160
"Camels Head" Cron 35mm f/9.5 1/350 ISO 160
I found this guy while taking a rest break on the way out.
"Horsey" Cron 50mm f/3.4 1/750 ISO 160
This was taken Tuesday off Ed Riggs Trail near Massai Point
"Totem Canyon" Cron 35mm f/8 1/250 ISO 160