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.]
(1261m) lies at the top of a paved road leading up from the village of Bassins
at the bottom of the forest (750m). 12 December 2009.
the Bassins-Marchairuz road that passes by to the northwest of the farm, just
12 December 2009
The Swiss flag is flying, which usually means the folks are in residence, but they're not, and it was still flying a week later, so they've probably given up on it. 6 December 2009.
A snowy 9 December
from the northeast, 9 December 2006, the first real snow of the season
the Carte National de la Suisse, 25,000 scale: 1241, Marchairuz
The red dot
indicates La Bassine and the purple one Rionde Dessus. The blue dot is Le
paved farm road that passes La Bassine leads northeastward 9km through the Combe
des Amburnex towards the Col du Marchairuz and down, at the bottom of the map,
9.6km to the village of Bassins at the bottom of the forest (750m).
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