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THE WALK TAKES A TURN EAST, July 2018 - Aug 2019


The Happiness Walk takes a turn east for the first time since it began in 2012! MANY thousands of interviews have been recorded to determine our common values in the United States; and MORE are yet to be collected as the Walk makes its final journey back to New England. After a thorough analysis, GNHUSA will work to infuse these values, YOUR VALUES, into public policy. Doesn’t it make sense that what matters most to you are what we ought to nurture, measure, and actively grow?

This fall, the Walk will begin where it left off in Yakima, WA and travel – by foot – all the way to Salt Lake City, UT (weather permitting). Specific towns are listed below.

Please be in touch to nominate hosts or other volunteer support people. If you haven’t already, you too can add your voice by using the online survey tool.

We have begun the analysis of our research data: the interviews. Please consider making a tax-free donation to help put this task on the fast-track. You can also view our new video promo to wet your appetite for an eventual GNHUSA documentary here. Still want more? How about listening here to the Next Economy Now podcast with Paula and Andrew Baskin, Partner at @LIFT_Economy.

Look for updates on Facebook where we post interviews as they happen and interesting findings along the journey. We appreciate all the hosts, drivers, walkers, funders, and the many amazing people who share their stories who make this Walk possible.

There are many ways to be a part of this –  sign up on our volunteer form or email us.

Only $10,000 needed to complete the Happiness Walk.

Your support is much appreciated and will go a long way!



Towns listed are the destinations for the day. Rides to and from beginning and ending points are always appreciated for hosting purposes or other resources (e.g. food).

SEPTEMBER 27th to NOVEMBER  18th, 2018

9/27    Yakima, WA
9/28    Wapato, WA
9/29    Sunnyside, WA
9/30    Prosser, WA
10/1    Benton, WA
10/2    Pasco, WA
10/3    Wallula, WA
10/4    Hermiston, OR
10/5    Hermiston, OR
10/6    Echo, OR
10/7    Pendelton, OR
10/8    Pendelton, OR
10/9    Pendelton, OR
10/10  McKay, OR
10/11   Meacham, OR
10/12  La Grande, OR
10/13  La Grande, OR
10/14  Hot Lake Springs, OR

10/15   North Powder, OR
10/16   Baker City, OR
10/17   Durkee, OR
10/18   Huntington, OR
10/19   Weiser, ID
10/20  Weiser, ID
10/21   Onterio, OR
10/22  Nyssa, OR
10/23  Parma, ID
10/24  Caldwell, ID
10/25  Meridian, ID
10/26  Boise, ID
10/27  Boise, ID
10/28  twd Mountain Home, ID
10/29  Mountain Home, ID
10/30  Glenns Ferry, ID
10/31  Glenns Ferry, ID

11/1    Bliss, ID
11/2   Wendell, ID
11/3   Jerome, ID
11/4   Twin Falls, ID
11/5   Murtaugh Lake, ID
11/6   Burley, ID
11/7   Cotterel, ID
11/8   Malta, ID
11/9   Sweetzer Summit, ID
11/10 Snowville, UT
11/11 Howell, UT
11/12 Tremonton, UT
11/13 Brigham City, UT
11/14 Brigham City, UT
11/15 Ogden, UT
11/16 Farmington, UT
11/17 Salt Lake City, UT
11/18 Salt Lake City, UT

October 2017 - August 2018

JULY 23rd to AUGUST 6th, 2018

WASHINGTON:   Seattle, Issaquah, North Bend, Garcia, Snoqualmie Pass, Easton, Cle Elum, Ellensburg, Selah, and Yakima

MARCH 6th to MAY 14th, 2018

CALIFORNIA:   Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Cloverdale, Hopland, Ukiah, Calpella, Willits, Laytonville, Leggett, Benbow, Phillipsville, Weott, Rio Dell, Fortuna, Eureka, Fieldbrook, Trinidad, Orick, False Klamath, Crescent City

OREGON:   Brookings, Gold Beach, Ophir, Port Orphord, Fourmile, Coquille, Bandon, NorthBend, Reedsport, Florence, Noti, Eugene, monroe, Corvallis, Monmouth, Salem, Aurora, Portland

WASHINGTON:   Vancouver, Kalama, Castle Rock, Chehalis, Longview, Grand Mound, Olympia, DuPont, Tacoma, Seattle


LEG  12: OAHU, HI  (115 MILES)
JANUARY 7th to 20th, 2018

OCTOBER 4 to NOVEMBER 22, 2017

Routes are Always Subject to Change

 …. and they have due to landslide! See changes below.

Date Destination 

10/7  Malibu
10/8 Thousand Oaks
10/9  Oxnard
10/10 Ventura
10/11 Mussel Shoals
10/12 Santa Barbara
10/13 Goleta
10/14 Gaviota
10/15 Buelton
10/16 Los Alamos
10/17 Santa Maria
10/18 Santa Maria
10/19 Santa Maria
10/20 Arroyo Grande
10/21 S. L. Obispo

Date Destination 

10/22 car- Ragged Pt
10/23 San Simeon
10/24-27 Cambria
10/28 Cayuoco
10/29 S. L. Obispo
10/30 Ride, Wunpost – walk to San Lucas
10/31 Greenfield
11/1  Gonzales
11/2  Salinas (south)
11/3  Carmel b.t.Sea
11/4  Carmel b.t.Sea
11/5  Monterey
11/6  Monterey
11/7  Salinas (north)


Date Destination 

11/8 Watsonville
11/10 Aptos
11/11- 13 Aptos
11/14 Lexington Hls
11/15 San Jose
11/16 Palo Alto
11/17 Palo Alto
11/18 San Mateo
11/19 San Francisco
11/20 San Francisco
11/21 Berkeley

HOSTS and HELPERS are needed. Please contact for details OR use our Volunteer Form.

FOLLOW this amazing journey on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, & TWITTER!

DONATIONS gratefully accepted! Gross National Happiness USA (GNHUSA) is a 501c(3) Tax-Exempt non-profit organization.

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