Matthew Hahnel

Travel, Adventure and Lifestyle Photographer Visiting each of the 59 US National Parks in 2017 Business: info@matthewhahnel.com

https://www.matthewhahnel.com/

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Ruby in her natural habitat back in Redwood National Park. Thanks so much to @gowestycampers for lending her to us for the last 6 months, it's been an absolute blast πŸšπŸ€™πŸ»

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Still evenings in the mountains are hard to beat. Thankful to have had the opportunity to enjoy countless nights like these on the @drinkevolve National Parks Road-Trip. Check the link in my bio to see the Alaskan park guides that we finished putting up. Plenty of new photos to enjoy ✌🏻

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A throwback to the most insane drone views 😳

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Had fun messing with these little guys on a quick pit stop at Colchuck Lake on the @drinkevolve Road-Trip. We didn't have any food for them, but they were more than happy to fly down and check our hands out just in case πŸ’πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Check out the link in my bio to see a couple of new Alaskan National Park guides we put up today πŸ€™πŸ»

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One of the more surprising stops on the @drinkevolve National Parks Road-Trip recently was Lassen Volcanic NP. We first visited this park 5 years ago, but it was early in the season and accessibility was limited. This time we had a chance to hit the trails and really explore this incredibly underrated place. If you're ever in the area, stop by for a day or two, you won't regret it πŸ€™πŸ» Renee and I have just put up a new guide (Wrangell St Elias NP in Alaska) at the link in my bio, check it out! 🀘🏻

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The guys over at @welshmtn make this killer leather backpack and have only 3 days left on their Kickstarter campaign, head on over to the link in my bio to check it out 🀘🏻

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This stop at Redwood National Park on the @drinkevolve Road-Trip was our second time there, and it won't be our last. There's a special kind of magic you feel when walking amongst some of the largest trees in the world.
If you haven't already, check the link in my bio for our latest guides to Lake Clark and Katmai NP ✌🏻

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We visited Virgin Islands National Park on this trip a few months ago, and it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Not only that, but the locals were some of the kindest you will ever meet. Sadly, the whole island has been devastated by Hurricane Irma. 90% of the structures have been destroyed and thousands left without homes. If you are able, please consider donating to the relief efforts at the link in my bio. Thank you ❀️

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One of the most epic displays of light I have had the pleasure to witness along the @drinkevolve National Parks Road-Trip... a beautiful, golden sunset with crazy rays caused by the sun hitting the back of the Tetons at just the right angle. Sometimes you're just in the right place at the right time (mostly not though πŸ˜‚). Check the link in my bio to see our Glacier National Park guide that we recently put up πŸ€™πŸ»

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It's hard to beat lazy days on a lake surrounded by mountains. Where's your favorite spot to canoe? πŸ›Ά

We have just put up our Glacier National Park mini guide on the @drinkevolve website, check it out at the link in my bio. A whole bunch of information that should help those planning to visit the park any time soon, as well as a bunch of new imagesπŸ•ΊπŸ»

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Glacier NP is never a bad stop, and this time around on the @drinkevolve National Parks Road-Trip was no exception.

Head on over to the link in my bio to see the Grand Teton NP guide we recently put up with a bunch of useful tips for the park, as well as new images 🀘🏻

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One of the most amazing places and definitely one of my favorite stops along the @drinkevolve National Parks Road-Trip, Katmai NP. We had a blast watching these guys catch salmon as they swam upstream to spawn. Check the link on my bio to see the Grand Teton NP guide we've just made live for you all 🀘🏻It has a bunch of new images as well as some handy tips of you plan on visiting the park.

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The @drinkevolve National Parks Road-trip has been wild lately. @reneeroaming and I are now back in the lower 48 and starting to make our way through the remaining 17 National Parks, starting with one of my personal favorites, Mt Rainier NP πŸ•ΊπŸ»Stick around to see some insanely beautiful places that we'll be visiting in the next couple of months πŸ™

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Our previous stop on the @drinkevolve National Parks Roadtrip was Kenai Fjords NP. We went on an overnight backpacking trip to the top of Exit Glacier and found these two wandering about. So fun watching the little one follow and learn from its mother. Crazy to think about the conditions these guys survive in up there as well.

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The South-West comes alive at golden hour. The red sand glowing with ferocity, coyotes howling in the distance and the feeling of a soft breeze hitting your neck... these are the moments we live for.

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Interested to hear what are the National Parks that you guys love? What is your favorite and why? I know you are all probably sick of so many Teton images, but that place holds such a special place in my heart. If anyone wants to gift me a house in Jackson I wouldn't be too upset πŸ’πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the roses (or balsamroot in this case). Not many chances on the @drinkevolve road trip for stopping but we aren't complaining... 37 National Parks down and 22 to go!

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One of my favorite images from the trip so far, @reneeroaming taking in the grandeur that is Grand Canyon National Park. Tomorrow we drive from Anchorage to check out Kenai Fjords NP, stoked! πŸ€™πŸ»

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Had a staring contest with this guy in Grand Teton National Park. He was far more intimidating than I was. Checkout the link in my bio for 2 new National Parks guides we have put up on the @drinkevolve website! Plenty of new photos and info to check out πŸ€™πŸ»

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Reminiscing on good times in the South-West. Happy to be in Alaska where the roads aren't melting this time of year though πŸ’πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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Sorry for the lack of posts lately guys! The @drinkevolve National Parks Road-Trip has us currently in Alaska and out of service for the most part. Here's an image from a couple of weeks ago from back in Grand Teton NP, always one of my favorites.

Be sure to keep an eye on the link in my bio for new National Parks guides going up shortly πŸ€™πŸ»

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We recently spent a beautiful morning down at Lake Josephine taking in the early sun. One of my favorite spots in Glacier NP to hang out before the crowds arrive πŸ‘Œ

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The @drinkevolve road trip now has us in Alaska where we have just returned from Katmai National Park! Seeing the size of the bears was mind blowing. As soon as we got off the float plane we were greeted by two huge brown bears not more than 50 yards from us on the beach. The rangers ushered us quickly out of the way, setting the tone for an epic 2 days. I'll be putting up a mini story with some short clips shortly.

In the meantime, check out the link in my bio to see some guides for the the recent National Parks we visited on this trip πŸ€™πŸ»

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One of my favorite stops on the @drinkevolve National Parks road trip was the Virgin Islands NP. Before this trip, I didn't know it even existed, but I was blown away by the incredibly blue and crystal clear waters. Also, the food was amazing 😍

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Our partner in the @drinkevolve National Parks Road-trip is having a 30% off sale as part of Amazon Prime day (link in my bio!). If you're looking for a clean, healthy protein drink or powder that actually tastes good, definitely give it a look!
Bonus: a percentage of all sales is donated to to National Parks Foundation to help protect our beautiful natural places.
So glad to be working with such a rad company this year in Evolve and I hope you guys will enjoy their products as much as we do πŸ•ΊπŸ»

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Grand Teton, forever one of my favorite places, always a joy to come back. The @drinkevolve road trip has taken us through Wyoming and we are now on our way to Glacier National Park.
P.S. We have added some new guides from our recent travels to the @drinkevolve website. Check it out at the link in my bio.

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The gateway to one of the most beautiful places on earth 🚐 @gowestycampers

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We're back in Western half of the US on the @drinkevolve National Parks Road-Trip πŸ•ΊπŸ»We got incredibly lucky in the Badlands and got to watch as two storms rolled in giving some insane lighting conditions.

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One thing I'll miss about winter is that relief you feel jumping into a natural hot spring after freezing your butt off πŸ’πŸ»β€β™‚οΈHot springs in 80 degrees are no bueno.

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A throwback to where the @drinkevolve road trip began. We are currently at park 28 and things are about to get crazy out west with some incredible parks coming up soon including Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier and then off to Alaska! But first, we are exploring the Dakotas (north and south) for the next week. Stoked to be back 🀘🏻@gowestycampers

P.S. The Virgin Islands NP guide has gone up! Click the link in my bio for some new images and some information on how to explore the park πŸ’¦

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