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.

La Pile Dessus

The farm of La Pile Dessus (1235m), not far from the ski installations leading up to La Dôle. The frontier between France and Switzerland lies between the farm in the foreground and the one on the little knoll behind.

La Pile Dessus lies on a broad meadow just northwest of La Dôle, along interesting ski de fond or crosscountry ski tracks that loop from the Col de la Givrine through the forest.

A popular meeting place for crosscountry skiers.

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

La Dôle from near La Pile Dessus, 24 December 2006


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Farms of the Jura in winter


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