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.
de Bière Derrière
farm at Mont de Bière Derrière is (aside from its farming) a way-station
(1481m) along the Chemin des Crêtes transjurassien hiking trail between the Col
du Marchairuz and the Col du Mollendruz. 5 March 2006.
farm at Mont de Bière Derrière from the south, 5 March 2006
years, folks walk on out here and have a little "pique-nique" lunch
at the picnic table under the eaves (right of center), but not this year.
picnic table is about eight feet down and pretty inaccessible for the moment.
the hiking-trail sign, which normally we gaze up at with our pencils and notepads
at the ready, could almost go unnoticed as we pass by it towards Cunay. Unpaved
roads lead up to the farm from the Marchairuz-Le Brassus road on the northwest
side and from the Route des Montagnes near Petit Cunay to the east (see map below).
the north, March 2006.
29 March 2009
29 March 2009. We'll have a peek down this hole. And shove the camera down it.
There's the front door after all, and the picnic table.
the southeast, 15 February 2004
hopeful new sign out front, on a stormy day in February 2002
22 March 2003
in the day again, 21 December 2003
table under the eaves, December 2003
from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)
trailhead at the Col du Marchairuz (with the newly
renovated hotel), 1447m, March 2003.
10 February 2013
Mont de Bière Derrière in winter
With a crowd at the crossroads
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 24 February 2001, last revised 13 December 2013, 15 January 2020.