Peck's low-res 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.
farm at Pré du Four (1394m) on a ridge line overlooking the Les Coppettes
farm, with Le Noirmont mountain directly to the north (see map below).
du Four, looking southwest, 13 January 2008
sheltered spot, out of the wind, time for lunch? Seldom lonely here on a fine
day in winter -- the new prepared snowshoeing tracks come out this way and open
up the area to groups and lively individuals of nearly all stages of fitness.
du Four on its outcrop, 13 January 2008
Dôle from the Pré du Four
du Four, looking towards the south, La Dôle on the horizon
snowshoeing tracks all over the place. And we've just been passed by a long line
of lurching snowshoers with a guide reading out from some sort of printed guidebook.
It's a wonderful thing that city folks can get out and experience this kind of
beautiful nature, with a guide to point out the best features, but it does tend
to make the terrain somewhat cluttered.
from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)
The farm of Pré du Four from the north, 22 March 2015
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 5 February 2008, revised 10 September 2014, 23 January 2020.