Peck's farm photos
of the Jura in winter
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 Neuf is on a little ridge at 1338m along the farm road that leads up from the Vallée du Joux to the Combe des Begnines and Mont Sâla
The name may not be very informative. There seem to be "The New Chalet" farms spread across every local map like confetti, but who knows when it was new?
These were taken on 19 February 2014.
Chalet Neuf on its little hilltop (1338m)
The signs on the front door are just the now-standard 1414 - whom to call for rescue, if required -- and a poster for the Parc Jurassien Vaudois and its flora and fauna.
A fine little doline, or sinkhole, right outside the front door
A slightly different angle
End on, from the southwest (the sunny side)
The classic design of the 18th century Jura mountain farm buildings
Unfortunately, it's time to leave.
from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 19 April 2014.