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 Frasses

Les Frasses lies at 1151 meters altitude along the Chemin des Crêtes transjurassien hiking trail from the Col du Marchairuz where it begins dropping down southwestward from Le Planet towards the village of St. Cergue. Seen from the southeast, 28 February 2004. Snow flurries can be seen blowing all about.

Views of Les Frasses from various directions, 28 February 2004

From the northeast. The red and orange trail sign indicates that the Chemin des Crêtes long-distance hiking trail passes through here.

From the south

From the northwest

February 2004 (above) . . . and February 2006 (below)

The farm of Les Frasses (1151m), along the Chemin des Crêtes, 4 February 2006.

We're actually racing along here because the sun is just going into the tank and we may not make it to the building in time for any good shots.

The southeast front of Les Frasses, with the Chemin des Crêtes trail sign on the beam. This is 4 February 2006, just before the snow started seriously falling.

Les Frasses, 12 March 2006 -- just a month later.

Les Frasses, with the Jura ridgeline near Le Planet behind.

12 March 2006

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Les Frasses farm on a blustery cold day near the end of winter, 3 March 2001.

This Les Frasses farm lies in a secluded combe below Mondion, some six kilometres southwest of another farm called Les Frasses near Le Crête de la Neuve.

from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)

The Chemin des Crêtes hiking trail passes down from Le Planet to the northeast, southwestwards past Les Frasses to St.-Cergue.

31 December 2010


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