Dwight Peck's personal website
visit to the Old Dad, May 2004
B. Peck takes time off from her busy intergalactic schedule to visit the Old Dad
may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a
good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught
up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.
Alison's astrophysical travels bring her back to Europe, she seems to be able
to build a quick visit into the itinerary. May 2004.
our guide for the day, strides out purposefully, again. 23 May 2004.
and Lisa approaching Mont Tendre from an unorthodox direction -- from out of the
limestone forests called Les Rochettes
and her proud Papa on the way to Mont Tendre
Onto the vestigial snow
and Lisa on the approaches up the Rochettes on the front of Mont Tendre
Novel mountaineering wear for 2004
Peck and Dr Peck looking for Mont Tendre
Peck and Dr Durham looking for Mont Tendre
Peck and Durham successfully locate Mont Tendre (1679m)
on Mont Tendre in 2004
here next year. Soon it's back to Hawaii, to the top of the highest mountain in
the world, measured from its base (below sea-level) to its summit.
first, let's walk up to the Dent de Vaulion overlooking the Lac de Joux. Let's
see, where does the path go?
here's the trail sign, in this tree. 24 May 2004.
Onto the summit (1482m) . . .
. . . with a 360 degree table-map showing the surrounding attractions,
like Alps, lakes, etc.
Old Dad photographing Alison at the summit table-map
The restaurant (1410m) along the hiking trail
de Joux (left) and little Lac Brenet, a beautiful hidden part of Switzerland unfortunately
left behind by the world's shift to electronic watches, but coping increasingly
well. From the Dent de Vaulion. May 2004.
Photo credit: Alison
Alison and the technical lift on top of La Dôle (1677m), Les Barillettes and Lake Geneva behind
The Chalet de la Dôle (1439m), 25 May 2004
on top of La Dôle, photographing the Lake of Geneva, 25 May 2004
The ski club cabin at the Col de Porte (1558m)
The Chalet de la Dôle and Lake Geneva (Lac Léman)
La Dôle from the Col de Porte
and Sony in the Jura mountains of Switzerland, May 2004.
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative,
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 27 September 2004, revised 6 October 2008, 6 February 2014.