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.

Petites Chaumilles

The farm of Petites Chaumilles, about 1400m

Petites Chaumilles lies only about 1.5 kilometres northeast of the main Swiss road from Lake Geneva into the southwest end of the Vallée de Joux, over the Col du Marchairuz and down to the town of Le Brassus. Until the early 1990s that road was not kept open in winter, but nowadays it's open all year round, and brilliant non-commercial cross-country areas are maintained all through the combes between the Jura ridgelines.

The same.

Late afternoon in the Jura

Now we're going up on the hill behind, at 1430m, for some aerial shots.

A glance back down at Petites Chaumilles, with the Grand Cunay on the ridgeline.

A Lumix-zoom view of Mont Tendre stretching its slow length along, with the summit pylon at the far end

Far below us, Pré de Denens at 1367m, on the Marchairuz to Mollendruz crosscountry ski trail.

Kristin at the farm of Petites Chaumilles, 27 February 2005

27 February 2005


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

Seen from the front, 20 January 2002.

Departing the farm, also on 20 January 2002, looking back southwestward towards the sun.


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Farms of the Jura in winter


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