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Date: Sunday, August 10th
Attendees: 14
Ride Corps: 5
Absentees: 1
New Punishments: Vegetarian chili, flagbearing
Facebook Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=22698796862
High Temp: 91°F

The full list of tentative attendees ended up being around 31 people. There were 96 people invited to the facebook event. In the end, only 14 made it. This also marks the return of founding member [displayname name=”Josh Tasoff”] to the Death March.

The official date was announced by Grand Marshal [displayname name=”Mike Kane”] on July 4th at 2:17 PM. [displayname name=”Gil Fischel”] suggested that we carry an aluminum pole as the new punishment and do the Airing of Grievances at the end of the hike in honor of Festivus. This may have lead to [displayname name=”Josh Tasoff”]’s punishment of bringing a flag.

[displayname name=”Steven Kitzes”] was stripped of all titles and forced to resign his post as Vice Lieutenant Marshal of Punishments for 2008 due to an emergency appendectomy that caused him to miss the 2008 March altogether. The position of Vice Lieutenant Marshal was up for grabs!

Another interesting thing about this year was that the March rolled out at 10am without the Grand Marshal. All the other people who were supposed to show up were there, so [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] gave the order to move on without him.

When [displayname name=”Mike Kane”] did show up, he had [displayname name=”Adam Baker”] with him, which secured [displayname name=”Adam Baker”]’s position as Vice Lieutenant Marshal. It also gave birth to the latest member penalty, which didn’t go into effect until 2009 (and didn’t have a long life after that). It also showed [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”]’s intentions of someday dethroning [displayname name=”Mike Kane”] as Grand Marshal.

[displayname name=”Gregg Fuller”] and [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] both decided to Twitter the march, providing many of the following timestamps:

6:35 AM: [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] and [displayname name=”Gregg Fuller”] were up, drinking coffee, waiting for people to arrive.
7:22 AM: They were still waiting for the cars to arrive.

8:12 AM: [displayname name=”Ken Ahn”], [displayname name=”Josh Tasoff”], [displayname name=”Gregg Fuller”], and [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] had dropped off cars in the Palisades.

8:16 AM: Space for 17 folks is confirmed. Later, it is revealed that [displayname name=”Aric Dorschner”] left a car as well, meaning space for at least 22.

8:42 AM: [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] has bad reception in Topanga Canyon as everyone calls him for last minute details.

9:12 AM: [displayname name=”Josh Tasoff”] goes to get ice for the after party beers.

9:51 AM: [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] begins the opening ceremonies with a speech.
9:55 AM: Everyone except the Grand Marshall had arrived.

10:00 AM: The 10th annual Death March to the Sea officially begins by order of acting Grand Marshal [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”].
10:25 AM: [displayname name=”Mike Kane”] and [displayname name=”Adam Baker”] catch up to the march, officially sealing [displayname name=”Adam Baker”]’s place as Vice Lieutenant Marshal. [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] passes out cards for the reps punishment.
12:00 PM: Lunch and punishments at Eagle Rock.
12:33 PM: Lunch is over!

1:05 PM: Everyone is on the Musch trail.

1:07 PM: [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”], [displayname name=”Ken Ahn”], and [displayname name=”Scott Sheikh”] take up the rear as [displayname name=”Ken Ahn”]’s five fingers start to cause problems.

1:34 PM: Everyone leaves Musch Camp after water refills of the milky Musch water.

1:41 PM: The whole march is rick rolled by a number of people singing.

3:14 PM: [displayname name=”Gregg Fuller”] and George make it to the last leg.

3:35 PM: [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”], [displayname name=”Ken Ahn”], [displayname name=”Scott Sheikh”], and [displayname name=”Josh Tasoff”] crest the long up part. No Palisades were in view yet. At some point, [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] and [displayname name=”Josh Tasoff”] rediscover the Wirebreak. It’s location is noted for future reference.

4:07 PM: [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”], [displayname name=”Ken Ahn”], [displayname name=”Scott Sheikh”], and [displayname name=”Josh Tasoff”] can see the bay and stop to rest [displayname name=”Ken Ahn”]’s feet.

4:14 PM: [displayname name=”Gregg Fuller”] and George make it to the bottom and resting their feet on the church lawn .
4:52 PM: [displayname name=”Josh Tasoff”], [displayname name=”Ken Ahn”] and [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] are still not to the fork.

5:37 PM: [displayname name=”Gregg Fuller”] saves [displayname name=”Ken Ahn”] from certain doom at the top of Paseo Miramar in Phoebe.

5:50 PM: [displayname name=”Jesse William Fuller”] touches the ocean, thinking he is last. Turns out [displayname name=”Mike Kane”] and others mistakenly waited at the Church.

The return of [displayname name=”Josh Tasoff”] and the increased attendance lead to a change in the banquet. Having been Mongolian BBQ for many years previous, [displayname name=”Josh Tasoff”] took over and had a party at the Pescadero house near the starting point. With a dip in the jacuzzi and Ameci’s pizza, this was the beginning of the banquet as we know it now.

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