Dwight Peck's farm photos

Farms of the Jura in winter

The Jura mountains run in a southwest-northeast direction along the border between France and Switzerland, from Geneva (Genève) to Basel (Bâle), holding at about 1300-1400 meters altitude (4350-4500 feet), and peaking in the range of 1650 meters (5450 feet). These photos of high alpage farms in winter are mainly from the southwestern end of that range, between the cities of Geneva and Vallorbe.

Pré de Bière

At 1345 meters the farm of Pré de Bière lies a few hundred meters from the road between Le Brassus in the Vallée du Joux and the Col du Marchairuz, within sight of the parking area of the new cross-country ski trails in the Combe des Amburnex.

13 March 2005, from the southeast

A blustery day, 18 February 2006

The northwest side in a storm, 18 February 2006

The next day, 19 February 2006

19 February 2006

On a fine day a week later, 25 February 2006

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The piétons or walkers' track passes right by the Pré de Bière farm in the winter.

from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)

16 December 2007

Big snowstorm, 28 March 2009

31 March 2012

28 December 2013

28 December 2013

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L. Durham passes by on her way up-country, 9 March 2002.


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Farms of the Jura in winter


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