Union & Jove Peaks


Winter Scramble - Union & Jove Peaks

Union Peak & Jove Peak (winter)

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  • Winter Scramble
  • Mileage: 9.75 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft
6:30 AM at Brickyard Park and Ride in Kirkland

Union and Jove Peaks are north of Highway 2 about 4 miles past Stevens Pass.

Meet at the Brickyard Park and Ride in Kirkland at 6:30 AM. The Park and ride is just west of I-405 at Exit 22 about a mile south of SR-522. Call me on my cell phone at 425-442-6411 if you are running late and want us to wait for you.

- Ice Axe is always required.
- Snowshoes with agressive points on the bottom such as MSR are required.
- Crampons are NOT required for this trip.
- Avalanche Becon is optional but is highly recommended.
- Avalanche shovel and/or probe are optional, but we must have 4 of each for the group.
- No parking pass is needed at the trailhead

The route starts at 3200 feet and follows Smithbrook road (along Smithbrook Creek) to the second right-turn switchback at 4000 feet. See the map and the route from there is obvious. Jove is about a mile out and back from the Summit of Union, so if the weather is nasty, we might blow it off.

Here is a link to printable map of the area: http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?ll=47.803124,-121.070795&t;=t2&z;=14

I would encourage you to zoom in on this map, Press Ctrl-PrntScr to copy the screen Image to the clipboard, paste it into the Microsoft Paint program, crop it to size, and print it out.


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