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.
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
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
2004 (above) . . . and February 2006 (below)
farm of Les Frasses (1151m), along the Chemin des Crêtes, 4 February 2006.
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.
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.
Frasses, 12 March 2006 -- just a month later.
Frasses, with the Jura ridgeline near Le Planet behind.
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)
Chemin des Crêtes hiking trail passes down from Le Planet to the northeast,
southwestwards past Les Frasses to St.-Cergue.
31 December 2010
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 30 March 2001, revised 7 January 2011, 28 January 2014.