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.

Grandes Chaumilles

The Grandes Chaumilles lies at 1344m about 1.5km due north of the Pré de Denens, with the Grand Cunay uphill and the Vallée du Joux downhill to the NW. This is late in the day, 12 January 2003.

The main cross-country ski trail between the Cols of Mollendruz and Marchairuz passes a kilometre to the SW of Grandes Chaumilles, but a brilliant subsidiary loop leaves from Pré de Denens, passes by Grandes Chaumilles, en route to the Chalet du Grand Essert, Le Bucley, and eventually into the region of Mollendruz.

Grand Cunay can be seen in the upper right.

The Grandes Chaumilles seen from the south, 12 January 2003.

A popular rest spot for cross-country ski picknickers.

Ciao for now, Grandes Chaumilles.

25 January 2004

19 February 2006


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

December 2007

Grandes Chaumilles from the top of the Grand Cunay, 5 March 2006


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Farms of the Jura in winter


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