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.

Lande Dessus

Lande Dessus can be found at 1269m altitude just SW of the road over the Col du Marchairuz down towards the Vallée de Joux town of Le Brassus. Just below, on the far side of the road, lies, of course Lande Dessous.

On 23 February 2003, Prof. Durham ambles by Lande Dessus en route for the forests of Grande Rolat and Pierre à Ecusson (here).

The view NE out over the Lac de Joux.

Lande Dessus (1269m), 9 February 2014

We won't entirely circumambulate this time; it's getting late.

Up and over the next ridge

Lande Dessus and a nearby shed, 19 February 2014

Lande Dessus -- with a downhill ski slope off Molards on the far side of the Marchairuz road

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


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Farms of the Jura in winter


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