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.
Chaumilles lies at 1344m about 1.5km due north of the Pré de Denens, with
the Grand Cunay uphill and the Vallée du Joux downhill to the NW. This
is late in the day, 12 January 2003.
cross-country ski trail between the Cols of Mollendruz and Marchairuz passes a
kilometre to the SW of Grandes Chaumilles, but a brilliant subsidiary loop leaves
from Pré de Denens, passes by Grandes Chaumilles, en route to the Chalet
du Grand Essert, Le Bucley, and eventually into the region of Mollendruz.
Cunay can be seen in the upper right.
Grandes Chaumilles seen from the south, 12 January 2003
popular rest spot for cross-country ski picknickers
for now, Grandes Chaumilles.
25 January 2004
from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)
11 February 2018
Chaumilles from the top of the Grand Cunay, 5 March 2006
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 8 April 2003, revised 29 December 2010, 4 January 2014, 15 January 2020.