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The Swiss Jura from October 2012 to May 2013


Some Jura views from the bottom of the basket

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

The Sèche de Gimel, 6 October 2012

Kristin in our little cave

The sun's beneficial rays through the roof

La Glacière sur St-George, 12 October

La St-George, 2 December 2012

Just off the farm road, something interesting catches our eye.

Another secret entrance to the Underworld . . . or just a convenient shelter for the forest creatures from time to time.

Bois du Marchairuz above Pré de Rolle, 30 December

Bushwhacking a steep uphill

"Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!"

It's a fairly porous mountain.

And we will take our business elsewhere.

Pré de Rolle, 5 January 2013

Another hole in the ground

A big hole in the ground, in fact

The forest of Grande Rolat near Marchairuz, 6 January 2013

Enough impediments underfoot to reflect badly upon this whole part of the forest

Enough impediments to recommend a rethink

Impediments pretty much in all directions, at this point

No route proposal looks more promising than the others.

La Grande Baume du Pré d'Aubonne, 21 March 2013

A huge hole, a caver's delight

125m (410 feet) deep, the thing is, with nearly 800 metres of walking-round room down in it.

We're pretty much as close to it as we need to be, though.

The forest of Grande Rolat, 11 May 2013

Biggish holes are usually open to the sky, even in the dead of winter, and snowshoes don't normally fit down the little ones. Snowshoes are off at the moment though.

What variety. We've got little holes . . .

. . . and slightly bigger holes . . .

. . . and quite a bit bigger holes;

we've got knee-deep holes, waist-deep, shoulders-deep, and a few that will swallow a Volkswagen without scraping the paint job on the sides of it.

So we're exercising suitable care.

Grande Rolat, 12 May 2013

Another one down: Kristin's found a hidden hole, there's no lack of them around here.

Another one down: the photographer himself is not only well sunk in, but may be stuck.

Luckily for posterity, Kristin's got the camera now.

La Glacière de St-Livre, 29 May 2013

Over the ridge and down to the Pré de St-Livre to view the Glacière

Spelunkers returning up the glacier at the end of their explorations

Scenes from the Creux d'Enfer de Druchaux, 15 June 2013

An appointment with a lot of washed-out limestone


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Holes of the Jura


Very large holes