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.
Les Echadex is found
at 1365 meters on the summer mountain road leading from the village of Marchissy
up to the Perroude de Marchissy, which lies on the Chemin des Crêtes transjurassien
hiking trail southwest of the Col du Marchairuz and the Crêt de la Neuve.
The farm of Les Echadex (1365m). 9 April 2004
The way we've just come, slaloming the fenceposts on our snowshoes for some reason
Les Echadex for most of its angles
The long-distance hiking path the Chemin des Crêtes runs along just over that ridge from the Perroude de Marchissy to the Perroude du Vaud, at about 1430m.
We're looking to the southwest now, the way we've come.
That's enough for today, back into the forest.
Echadex commands a long SW-NE combe which lies in a sort of plateau between two
steep areas on the front of the Jura. The limestone terrain forms an interesting
complex of steep-sided and rocky little valleys, very easy to get turned about
and lost in.
Les Echadex, 6 March 2005
from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)
The farm of Les Echadex (1365m), 1 April 2010
The farm of Les Echadex, as we go off the other way, with a wonderful glistering sunlit drifting of snow coming down on us
The pastures of Les Echadex are narrow and extremely long
Very extremely long
discussion of Kant's categorical imperative near Les Echadex, April 2003.
aux Echadex, 2005
From the nearby forests, December 2004
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 26 February 2001, revised 5 August 2014.