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.

Mont de Bière

Communal pastures and a three-sided stone hut 2 kilometres northeast of the Col du Marchairuz, at 1530 meters altitude, only about 400 meters east of the Chemin des Crêtes transjurassien hiking trail between the Col du Marchairuz and the Col du Mollendruz. From the ridge just SW, 1530m, on a sunny 5 January 2003.

15 January 2006

Kristin at the shed on Mont de Bière, 2 January 2004

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Viewed near sundown on a stormy day, 7 March 2004

Early November 2007

The cowshed at the top of the meadow, just below the 1530m ridge behind it, 5 April 2010.

Grand Cunay to the north

The shed at Mont de Bière and its cisterne

The shed at Mont de Bière and its cisterne bis, April 2010

10 April 2016

The central part of Monts de Bière at 1530m; from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)


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Farms of the Jura in winter


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