By the Numbers: Finding our Bliss
Survey Says Playing in the Central Wasatch Ranges Makes Us Happier
The Central Wasatch Range is a treasure and an important resource but does it actually make us happy?
A recent USU survey discovered that people who consistently use CWR trails for exercise and recreation report feelings of happiness and peace and that they are more patient with friends, family and everyone after a good hike.
Skip the prozac and get on the trail, right?
Utah State University’s Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism surveyed nearly 2,500 CWR users out enjoying the mountains. The surveyors targeted actual CWR users. More than half (55 percent) of the folks who stopped along the trail to take the survey said they were visiting the Central Wasatch as much as 2 to 3 times a week.