Union Peak Climber's Log

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

good day  Sucess!

w/Jove via Smithbrook slog


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

Ski  Sucess!

Nice skiing in that area.


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 - 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 - 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


gimpilator - Apr 25, 2009 6:16 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2012

Union & Jove  Sucess!

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.

Andy Dewey

Andy Dewey - Sep 9, 2008 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2007

Union & Jove  Sucess!

Climbed Union & Jove by snowshoeing up Smithbrook Rd. Fun trip! A Prowler did a low pass just south of Union, right by us.

Cascade Scrambler

Cascade Scrambler - Sep 3, 2008 2:19 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Bushwhacked  Sucess!

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!

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