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.
is the farm of Le Crot (1225m) at about 4 p.m., with Mont Sala (1511m) looming
behind. Maybe not looming, maybe just settled comfortably in up there. 4 February 2006.
trotting around the east side of Le Crot with a nice view on the horizon: (from
left) Mont Pelé (1532m), forested and frequently unfindable amongst the
trees; an unnamed middle one (1515m), and Mont Sala (1511m) on the right. They're
about 4 kilometres away from us now, up on the Jura ridgeline.
the building (we're standing on a pile of forestry logs for this shot from the
north), squeezing off digital shots to choose from later, changing the AA batteries
from time to time.
the front, facing out over Lake Geneva to the south
also, whenever we can, catch a picture with the name of the farm in it: in this
case, Le Crot.
well past 4 p.m. and the temperature is plummeting, so we'll have to trot along.
Crot, 25 March 2007, the snowless winter
from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)
Le Crot farm, 1225m, on a wind-blasted open meadow, 26 December 2010
26 December 2010
19 November 2016
Le Crot, 19 November 2016
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All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 7 May 2001, revised 7 January 2010, 23 December 2016.