Dwight Peck's personal website

Winter 2002-2003

Very eventful, but in a quiet way

As round the world some of them were trying in vain to convince the rest of us that it would be a fun idea to go bomb a lot of the folks down in Iraq, D. Peck and friends spent the fall and winter hiding out in the safest place they could think of.

You 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.

Summer's over now, alas!, and YAYY! So where's the snow?!

Summer 2002 blasted past us scarcely noticed -- work, work, work! -- but with just time for hikes with good old friends in Italy and Switzerland (Mont Tendre, above) and a splendid visit from Marlowe Tyson Peck. Now it's time to move on.

September hikes

Cornettes de Bise

Plan de Nevé

Col de Lys, Préalps

Autumn superseded summer, as it always does, and amongst nightmare preparations for the gawd-amighty 8th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP8), some very nice September-October hikes were hiked with Joe Pirri and Dan Hinckley and Joe Pirri, respectively.

Ramsar COP8 preps consumed most of the autumn, and the debacle finally took place in Valencia, Spain, 18-26 November 2002.

Not long after which, snowshoeing 2002-3 got seriously under way, 8 December 2002.

Marlowe's and Dima's Christmas visit

Marlowe and Dmitri at the Castle of Chillon

Visits to Morat and Gruyères

Marlowe and Christmas dinner in Aigle

Hikes with Marlowe and Dima

The invigorating outdoor life, winter 2002-2003

Snowy berries on the Sentier du Coq above Marchissy, 11 January 2003

Snow crystals, near Lande Dessus farm above Le Brassus, 23 February 2003

Some new farm pix for the "Jura farms in winter series"

Prof. Durham at Grande Enne, Mr Peck near Les Pralets, January 2003

Scenic Jura fun on snowshoes

First great snow, Mont Bière

Grillettes & Pré du Joux, 11 Jan.

Mont Tendre in a snow storm

Two attempts at Crêt de la Neuve

Assault on the Tearoom de la Plage

Mont de Bière Devant direttissima

More snowshoe magic and good lunches


Scenic La Dunanche, and the Fin de Château

Farms near Mont Tendre, March

April search for good snow

A last sortie on snowshoes for the year

At the end of winter 2002-3, a trip to the Land of Pop Iniquity in late April -- alas! no enriching photos of malls and Superfund sites or embarrassing screen shots of the FOX network, but yes indeed!! Some very nice photos of Kristin's church in Boston and Marlowe humouring the Old Dad (as above).

What about the summer?

Marlowe's coming to visit in June, and Kristin's coming for a month, and maybe a trans-Pyrenees hike in France and Spain or in the Dolomites, or in the Gran Paradiso national park in Italy, or maybe somewhere else. And lots of local road riding in the Suisse Romande on our treasured LeMond Tourmaley, named "Greg", and some Jura mountains on our Scott Boulder named "Humvee". And, of course, saving wetlands in a bureaucratic manner.

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