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.
Fruitières de Nyon
Fruiteries of Nyon are a balcony of meadows lying about 300 vertical meters above
the village of St Cergue, to the north. Chalet Devant is on a broad rise at 1333m
with the Jura ridge line behind it. This was a foggy 27 December 2004, seen from
and Lisa look for a place out of the wind
for lunch (more on that hike)
Pirri strides towards the Chalet Devant from the northeast, 26 February 2005
and Joe, 26 February 2005
Devant from the north, 26 February 2005
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All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 25 May 2005, revised 4 October 2008, 19 March 2015, 14 January 2020.