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.

Couvert de la Sèche de Gimel

1 January 2011

A small shelter ("couvert"), 1318 meters altitude, associated with the Sèche de Gimel farm about a kilometre to the southeast.

The Couvert de la Sèche de Gimel from the southwest, late afternoon, 29 January 2006

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Christmas Eve 2003.

24 December 2003

Approaching from the northeast out of the forest of Grande Rolat, Christmas Eve 2003.

Kristin, with the Col du Marchairuz on the horizon.

Looking southwest out over the protected area in the center of the huge meadow, December 2004

Approaching from the north a year earlier, 8 December 2002. [More here]

Walking down into the nature-protected area, December 2002

5 April 2009

25 March 2012

A 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

January 2017

The Couverte and its cistern


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Farms of the Jura in winter


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