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.
of La Pile Dessus (1235m), not far from the ski installations leading up to La
Dôle. The frontier between France and Switzerland lies between the farm
in the foreground and the one on the little knoll behind. 24 December 2005.
Dessus lies on a broad meadow just northwest of La Dôle, along interesting
ski de fond or crosscountry ski tracks that loop from the Col de la Givrine through
popular meeting place for crosscountry skiers
24 December 2005
from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)
Dôle from near La Pile Dessus, 24 December 2005
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 13 February 2006, revised 26 November 2013, 23 January 2020.