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.
pastures above the village of Le Vaud, 1371 meters altitude, on the Chemin des
Crêtes transjurassien hiking trail between the Col du Marchairuz and the Col de
here on a brisk sunny February day in 2006, following somebody's ski trail.
somebody in there right now, in fact; we can smell dinner cooking, delicious.
painting near the door looks similar to the traditional poy in the canton of Fribourg,
a naive art form showing the cows being led up (or down, depoy) the mountain,
colorful, no perspective at all, hung over the barn doors.
snowshoe trail passing from lower right to slightly higher right is the Chemin
des Crêtes international hiking trail.
are footprints up the roof to the chimney.
near sundown on a stormy day, 28 January 2001
photos of the limestones holes nearby
from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)
19 November 2016
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 22 February 2001, revised 24 June
2007, 23 December 2016, 22 January 2020.