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.]
Pirri enthuses characteristically at the small ski-club chalet just above La Correntine,
on his way to the Crêt de Mondisé during a snowstorm, in May 2002.
Correntine farm (1439 meters) is tucked up into seldom-frequented shelf on the
La Correntine ridge leading NNE to the Crêt de Mondisé (1525m), 2.2 kilometres
due south of Mont Tendre. 18
are snapping off photos as they pass below the farm on their way to the Crêt
de Mondisé on a stunningly beautiful day in March 2004.
Pirri, tiring of compulsive photography, gives us "the surly glare".
de Mondisé. Good reasons to be in Switzerland, March 2004, and not in Iraq.
Mont Tendre in the distance.
19 April 2009
the Carte National de la Suisse, 25,000 scale: 1221, Le Sentier
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 6 March 2001, updated 6 May 2009.