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.

Les Bioles

Les Bioles lies at 1196m on the mountain road leading up from the village of Arzier, past the Carthusian ruins of Oujon, to the farms at Le Vermeilley and L'Arziére, and to Monts Sâle and Pelé. We've just come out of the forest on a tiny track to the south.

This was taken 14 March 2010 as we're crossing the route des montagnes that leads up from Arzier to Le Vermeilley on the Mollendruz-Marchairuz-Givrine "Trois Cols" cross-country ski route.

Les Bioles (circumambulating the building)

From the west. Now we're plodding off to see if we can get a few more shots out of the Fujifilm J10 at Mont Roux

This is the track that leads up the mountain towards the Vermeilley farm and Monts Pelé and Sâla on the Jura ridgeline.

But now we've turned off onto a small road that leads a kilometre or so (in chilly shadow) towards Mont Roux.

Nearby farms . . .

Les Agozats, Les Bioles, La Conriéry, Mont Roux, Pré Nouveau


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Farms of the Jura in winter


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