Over the weekend of August 1st, 2014, I participated in the second most difficult “event” that GORUCK offers, the HCL. For those that don’t know, The GORUCK HCL is “Back to back to back Good Livin’”. Friday night at 5pm, we lined up to prepare for the 24 beast known as the GORUCK Heavy. Upon completion, we get a few hour break before lining up again to start the standard 12 hour GORUCK Challenge. If and when you survive the Challenge, you’ve got another 6 hour punctuation, the GORUCK Light. At the completion of each event, the respective patch is handed out. At the end of the Light, the coveted HCL patch is awarded.