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.
de la Sèche de Gimel
1 January 2011
shelter ("couvert"), 1318 meters altitude, associated with the Sèche
de Gimel farm about a kilometre to the southeast.
Couvert de la Sèche de Gimel from the southwest, late afternoon, 29 January
Christmas Eve 2003.
from the northeast out of the forest of Grande Rolat, Christmas Eve 2003.
with the Col du Marchairuz on the horizon.
southwest out over the protected area in the center of the huge meadow, December
from the north a year earlier, 8 December 2002. [More
down into the nature-protected area, December 2002
5 April 2009
25 March 2012
few more photos, November 2007
from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)
21 January 2017
En route to the Couvert de la Sèche de Gimel
The Couverte and its cistern
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 25 February 2001, revised 22 March 2017.