Union Peak Climber's Log

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cascadescrambler

cascadescrambler - Sep 3, 2019 1:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2003

Nice autumn colors  Sucess!

Speedbump on the way to Jove

tcingrum

tcingrum - Jun 18, 2019 5:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2019

Up and over.  Sucess!

Might not get any attention were it not for Jove.

kronshage3

kronshage3 - Jan 26, 2019 9:17 am Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2019

Union and Jove  Sucess!

Started along Highway 2 at the Smithbrook Parking Lot. Hiked up the road. After reaching the hairpin turn, left the road and went straight up the side of the mountain until hitting the ridge to Union. From there followed the ridge to Union and then over to Jove. There was a TON of snow up here. No existing tracks beyond part way up the road. The bushwhack up the side of the mountain was very tame. The ridge itself was a workout just trying to work over and around the countless snow drifts. Lots of big icy snow bombs falling off trees along the ridge when the sun hit it. The upper part of the ridge to Jove was a bit nasty with huge drifts and some shooting cracks down the sides of the mountain. Ended up with 360 views at the summit with a little bit of sun. Union was mostly clouded in.

Super Dave

Super Dave - Aug 15, 2017 12:04 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2017

Union Bushwhack  Sucess!

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

alexggoodwin

alexggoodwin - Aug 20, 2015 12:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2015

No views  Sucess!

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.

kevinsa

kevinsa - Aug 4, 2015 4:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2015

Union  Sucess!

Views are not that great - only worth doing along with Jove.

LuminousAphid

LuminousAphid - Nov 19, 2014 12:58 pm Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2014

From Rainy Pass  Sucess!

Hiked from Rainy Pass, then headed over to Jove. Recommend taking the extra mile to Jove, much more open views

Froyd - Sep 17, 2014 12:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2014

High and dry  Sucess!

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.

Snidely Whiplash

Snidely Whiplash - Nov 11, 2013 3:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2010

Union & Jove  Sucess!

Easy Two-fer from the road.

Redwic

Redwic - Sep 5, 2013 4:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2013

Not Enjoyable  Sucess!

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.

jacobsmith

jacobsmith - Mar 17, 2012 7:57 pm Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2012

Union Peak slush  Sucess!

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.

belowfellow

belowfellow - Feb 10, 2012 5:45 pm Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2011

good day  Sucess!

w/Jove via Smithbrook slog

deekaydrolly

deekaydrolly - Oct 2, 2011 1:36 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2011

Did I or did I not?  Sucess!

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.

dan-o

dan-o - Sep 14, 2011 1:57 pm Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2011

Ski  Sucess!

Nice skiing in that area.

Vinny

Vinny - Mar 2, 2011 2:59 am

ski tour  Sucess!

Union and Jove in group with Joe, Dave, Pete, Richard

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jan 14, 2011 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2010

Snowy  Sucess!

A bit snowy, but still has some fun.

Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis - Mar 9, 2010 2:53 am Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2010

re-Union with white-outs  Sucess!

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.

EastKing

EastKing - Feb 14, 2010 1:42 am Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2010

Union success!  Sucess!

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.

Cascade Scrambler

Cascade Scrambler - Dec 27, 2009 1:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

Much easier  Sucess!

It's a lot easier when you follow the abandoned Nason Ridge trail!

ericwillhite

ericwillhite - Sep 3, 2009 2:57 am Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2009

In winter  Sucess!

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

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