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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 to the Death March.

The official date was announced by Grand Marshal on July 4th at 2:17 PM. 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 ‘s punishment of bringing a flag.

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 gave the order to move on without him.

When did show up, he had with him, which secured ‘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 ‘s intentions of someday dethroning as Grand Marshal.

and both decided to Twitter the march, providing many of the following timestamps:

6:35 AM: and were up, drinking coffee, waiting for people to arrive.
7:22 AM: They were still waiting for the cars to arrive.

8:12 AM: , , , and had dropped off cars in the Palisades.

8:16 AM: Space for 17 folks is confirmed. Later, it is revealed that left a car as well, meaning space for at least 22.

8:42 AM: has bad reception in Topanga Canyon as everyone calls him for last minute details.

9:12 AM: goes to get ice for the after party beers.

9:51 AM: 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 .
10:25 AM: and catch up to the march, officially sealing ‘s place as Vice Lieutenant Marshal. 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: , , and take up the rear as ‘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: and George make it to the last leg.

3:35 PM: , , , and crest the long up part. No Palisades were in view yet. At some point, and rediscover the Wirebreak. It’s location is noted for future reference.

4:07 PM: , , , and can see the bay and stop to rest ‘s feet.

4:14 PM: and George make it to the bottom and resting their feet on the church lawn .
4:52 PM: , and are still not to the fork.

5:37 PM: saves from certain doom at the top of Paseo Miramar in Phoebe.

5:50 PM: touches the ocean, thinking he is last. Turns out and others mistakenly waited at the Church.

The return of and the increased attendance lead to a change in the banquet. Having been Mongolian BBQ for many years previous, 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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