This evening I went to Giuffrida Park in Meriden, CT. I learned that it's called "The Gateway to Nature", originally bought by the town in 1965. When Dr. Francis Giuffrida passed away, they expanded the park and named it in his memory. The park itself covers almost 600 acres and includes Crescent Lake, Chauncey Peak and Mattabesett Trail which connects with Mt. Lamentation and the Metocomet Trail. It was a steep hike up to Chauncey Peak. I had left my bug repellent in the car, which I regretted halfway up the trail. At one point, I wasn't sure if I could make it to the top, but my body kept going forward. Even after an hour of relishing in my victory, I didn't want to leave. I was having such a fun time trying out different shots, running back and forth between the front and back of the camera. I think this is the start of a hiking series!