Dwight Peck's low-res 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.]

Chalet du Mont Tendre

Chalet du Mont Tendre, 19 March 2005, Lac de Neuchâtel behind.

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The Chalet du Mont Tendre (1615 meters altitude) lies at the top of a paved road just 600 meters northeast of Mont Tendre summit. In summer, when the road is open, the farm doubles as a "buvette" and mountain restaurant for hikers and daytrippers, specializing (of course) in cheese dishes.

This is a stormy 7 April 2001, with the pylon on Mont Tendre summit in the background.

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A stormy sort of Saturday, 7 April 2001, with not much snow left on the ground. Over the next two weeks, nearly a meter and a half fell unexpectedly, and the mountain bikes and (for some) the bikinis went back into basement storage to rest up some more for summer.

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Viewed 7 April 2001 from the southwest, passing by on the way to Mont Tendre.

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Chalet du Mont Tendre, 7 April 2001, seen from the windswept summit pylon on Mont Tendre.

From the upper side, looking out over the plateau, a rainy 30 March 2002.

From the south, 16 November 2003

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From the Carte National de la Suisse, 25,000 scale: 1221,  Le Sentier. The Chalet du Mont Tendre is right round the red dot, and the summit of Mont Tendre is yellow.

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Farms of the Jura in winter

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