Dwight Peck's personal website
of the Jura, 2006
Winter Sport for all members of the family (except the small ones)
they're all still there, and here are some new ones
serious preliminary cataloging of Jura holes took place in 2001 and 2002, but
bad habits linger on and there's no shortage of new limestone holes and chimneys
in the Jura to keep folks on their toes.
having pulled her leg back out of a worthy conversation piece in the forest of
the Bois de la Pile, 24 December 2005,
plumbs its depths with a skipole.
Pirri peeks down into a little chamois refuge
not too far from the Col du Marchairuz, 15 January 2006.
hideout, with cute little hoofprints, 15 January 2006
Durham at the chamois hideaway
the same day, here's a little tourist attraction in the middle of the forest leading
down onto the Pré d'Aubonne.
Is anyone there? We don't want to intrude!"
chamois tracks at the mouth of the cave.
been here recently, but they're gone now. They may have been tipped off."
Pirri leaves the forest creatures to their peace and quiet.
word to the wise: when you're thrashing about in the forest near the Pré
d'Aubonne, keep your eye out for this thing lest you stumble upon it unawares.
in January, whilst wandering around in the forest, cataloging
refuges, Dr Pirri pauses from time to time to contemplate karstic holes in
the landscape (29 January 2006).
proceeding gingerly along in hopes of stumbling across the Refuge de la Joratte,
the second refuge on our list for today's investigation.
things keep getting in the way, and slowing us up.
last we stragglers catch on to the joke -- Dr Pirri is leading us, for a lark,
through all the worst places he can find.
once again the laugh's on us.
for a casual promenade on 30 April 2006, we pass by this gouffre -- according
to the blue sign there, this is a registered and protected gouffre -- at the southwest
end of the Pré de Rolle.
and without any reflection, Dr Pirri dashes in for a closer look and sinks.
May 2006, in the Creux d'Enfer near Mont de Bière, Dr Pirri goes for a
May 2006, a nice symmetrical hole in the forest
Pirri finds himself intrigued by it, and drawn to it.
in he went. We didn't see Dr Pirri again for nearly six weeks, when he popped
out not far from Nyon. Just in time for lunch.
Near the Col deu Marchairuz, December 2009
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 14 October 2006, revised 16 July 2008, 26 November 2013.