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Prés de Joux

Bringing in the New Year


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.

A couple of rewarding walks in the Swiss Jura near the farm of Pré de Joux

Following a wild New Year's Eve party in Arzier (Graham and Matthew, Katie, Yasmine, and Miriam) . . .

. . . it's up bright and early for a walk past the farm of Prés de Joux, 1 January 2008.

The farm sits on a cleared knoll at 1107 meters altitude above the village of Marchissy, overlooking Lake Geneva (Lac Léman).

The famous hiking path the Sentier du Coq passes the farm building on the far side, but we're not going that way today.

Instead we're going to the west to do a little bushwhacking in the forest called Sur les Prés de Joux . . .

and past the meadows of Les Fornets about 100m higher.

The next day, in the same forest but bushwhacking to the north of the farm, some frosty spikey things all over everything.

Very delicate little spikey things they are.

All over everything.

Passing down by the farm at the end of the day, 2 January 2008, with the Sentier du Coq trail sign

Home to a fondue and the BBC news.

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Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, . All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 26 January 2008, revised 10 September 2014.


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