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Super DaveUnion Bushwhack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2017

Super Dave

Nice afternoon adventure. Started at Nason Saddle, went on the Jove and “North Jove” for a 3-peak day. Union was the least interesting peak of the three, but still enjoyable. Memorable mosquitoes, and headlamp needed for the final stretch back to the car. Trip Report
Posted Aug 15, 2017 12:04 am

alexggoodwinNo views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2015


No rain, but lots of low clouds and fog. Didn't have any views, which is disappointing. I found the peak to be very anticlamactic, just a big hump at the top, hard to tell what the highest point was. But a good day to be out in the mountains nontheless.
Posted Aug 20, 2015 12:40 pm

kevinsaUnion  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2015


Views are not that great - only worth doing along with Jove.
Posted Aug 4, 2015 4:55 pm

LuminousAphidFrom Rainy Pass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2014


Hiked from Rainy Pass, then headed over to Jove. Recommend taking the extra mile to Jove, much more open views
Posted Nov 19, 2014 12:58 pm

FroydHigh and dry  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2014
Walked in to Union and Jove - the track was reasonable but on-again, off-again as mentioned. Appreciated the guide here. Saw one bear below me on Jove, but no other company all day. A little smoke in the air, but still great views. Steep for me, it took longer than advertised.
Posted Sep 17, 2014 12:28 pm

Snidely WhiplashUnion & Jove  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2010

Snidely Whiplash

Easy Two-fer from the road.
Posted Nov 11, 2013 3:26 pm

RedwicNot Enjoyable  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2013


I approached the peak from the east. Although it was basically a ridge hike, the path disappeared many times and some minor scrambling was needed. The wet morning brush was awful; I had never been so thoroughly soaked on a non-rainy outing. There are plenty of places to camp or bivy along the ridge and near the summit, if one so desires.
Posted Sep 5, 2013 4:58 pm

jacobsmithUnion Peak slush  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2012


Smithbrook track was well established, but after leaving the road conditions became difficult. Large quantities of snow were falling from the trees, making travel beneath them treacherous, but ironically much easier than in the open areas where the snow was soft and wet.
Posted Mar 17, 2012 7:57 pm

belowfellowgood day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2011


w/Jove via Smithbrook slog
Posted Feb 10, 2012 5:45 pm

deekaydrollyDid I or did I not?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2011


I am not sure if I summitted but believe I did...the views were obscured by rain and fog....see comments for a possible alternate route instead of avalanche boulder scramble...this route took me above the boulders however I did not find a climber's log or USGS marker....so, I am not sure if I truly hit the summit....do over is a MUST when weather clears up.
Posted Oct 2, 2011 1:36 pm

dan-oSki  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2011


Nice skiing in that area.
Posted Sep 14, 2011 1:57 pm

Vinnyski tour  Sucess!


Union and Jove in group with Joe, Dave, Pete, Richard
Posted Mar 2, 2011 2:59 am

Josh LewisSnowy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2010

Josh Lewis

A bit snowy, but still has some fun.
Posted Jan 14, 2011 6:38 pm

Mike Lewisre-Union with white-outs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2010

Mike Lewis

Best views were on the approach. All pretty mild except for the insanely steep snow-climb in 6 feet of powder up to the ridge. Weather prevented us from safely getting to Jove. Good work-out with friends.
Posted Mar 9, 2010 2:53 am

EastKingUnion success!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2010


Heavy snow all the way up with near-whiteout conditions and a heavy wind chill on the summit. I'm sure this peak has good view but I only saw ten to twenty feet in front of me. Was going to continue to Jove but weather forced this to be the only summit on this day.
Posted Feb 14, 2010 1:42 am

Cascade ScramblerMuch easier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

Cascade Scrambler

It's a lot easier when you follow the abandoned Nason Ridge trail!
Posted Dec 27, 2009 1:16 am

ericwillhiteIn winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2009


Tough ski and snowshoe up Union and Jove in winter. Pics, map and info at http://www.willhiteweb.com/washington_climbing/stevens_pass/union_jove_peak_275.htm
Posted Sep 3, 2009 2:57 am

gimpilatorUnion & Jove  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2012


Made it to about 5200 feet on the south ridge March 22, 2009 and was turned around by unconsolidated snow. Returned 3 years later to get Union and Jove.
Posted Apr 25, 2009 6:16 am

Andy DeweyUnion & Jove  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2007

Andy Dewey

Climbed Union & Jove by snowshoeing up Smithbrook Rd. Fun trip! A Prowler did a low pass just south of Union, right by us.
Posted Sep 9, 2008 6:57 pm

Cascade ScramblerBushwhacked  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Cascade Scrambler

If I go back, it's going to be when snow covers the low lying brush and makes this bushwhack much easier. I wish it hadn't been foggy- I hear the views are great!
Posted Sep 3, 2008 2:19 am

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