Union & Jove Peaks


Winter Scramble - Union & Jove Peaks

This is a winter scramble near Steven's Pass.

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  • Winter Scramble
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,300 ft

Monroe P&R at 6:00 AM. 

UPDATE 01/25/2019 - Destination of Lichtenberg Mountain has been changed to Union and Jove Peak due to avalanche forecast and specific terrain involved with summit block of Lichtenberg.



This trip is a winter scramble. Winter scrambles are open only to GRADUATES of the Scramble or Basic Climbing class. Students of either of these courses are not eligible to participate.

 The goal of this trip will be to scramble Lichtenberg Mountain 5844' via the NE ridge.

 MEETING PLACE: Monroe P&R at 6 AM

 REQUIRED GEAR:  Ice axe, Helmet, Crampons, and MSR snowshoes are required. No exceptions. Contact me if you have another brand of snowshoe that have equivalent traction.

 Avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe and the skills to use them are not required but highly recommended on all winter trips.


Optional gear: poles with snow baskets  and Microspikes (possibly useful on the road)

 All participants should be comfortable on steep snow and be confident of their ice axe and crampon skills. Assuming we get the right weather and avy conditions to scramble Lichtenberg Mountain, real climbing crampons may be essential.

 ROUTE: Park along the wide shoulder on westbound highway 2 near Smithbrook road. Snowshoe along Smithbrook to about elevation 4,000'. Depart the road prior to the hare pin curve. Find a suitable location to cross the creek. Snowshoe cross country to the north and west side of Lichtenwasser Lake. Ascend Lichtenberg Mountain via the NE ridge.

 TOPO: Here is a link to a printable map of the area. Please don't show up without a map, compass, and the skills to use them.

 NOTE: As with all winter trips, snow, avy, and weather conditions may dictate a late change of plans.


Union & Jove Peaks

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