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 Racine

At 1509 meters altitude, about halfway along the 18km cross-country skiing path between the Col du Marchairuz and the Col de Mollendruz. 23 March 2003.

23 March 2003

A snowstorm at mid-day, 20 February 2005 . . .

. . . returning later the same day. This is from the south.

Again from the south, 13 March 2005

From the cross-country ski track to the southeast, 13 March 2005

From the northeast

13 March 2005


Le Mazel

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Le Mazel (1449 meters altitude) lies just NE of the halfway point along the 36km cross-country skiing path between the Col du Marchairuz and the Col de Mollendruz, where the trail begins a long descent towards Mollendruz. This is a snowy 25 February 2001.


Croset au Boucher

Croset au Boucher (1476 meters altitude), part of the complex of Grands and Petit Crosets farms just to the west and below the summit of Mont Tendre, lies just at the halfway point along the18km cross-country skiing path between the Col du Marchairuz and the Col de Mollendruz. This is a snowy afternoon, February 2005.

13 March 2005


Pré d'Etoy

This farm lies at 1486 meters altitude, about halfway along the 18km cross-country skiing path between the Col du Marchairuz and the Col de Mollendruz, just in the shadow of Mont Tendre.

Pré d'Etoy farm, 23 March 2003

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The tiny Réfuge Bon Accueil ("warm welcome") about half a kilometre SW of the Pré d'Etoy on the cross-country track.

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Farms of the Jura in winter


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