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.]
Dunanche lies at about 1120m not far off the paved road from the highest village,
Bassins, to its alpage La Bassine, on a plateauey sort of thing above the 1100m
cliffs. This was taken on 23 March 2008.
same, with the Fuji zoom on
of La Dunanche nice and perky and bright on 9 March 2003, approached from up through
the cliffs above Le Jubillet.
Another view, 9 March
snow years -- this is 9 March 2003. See 11 March 2006 below.
on down to the northeast late in the day, headed for Bassins.
in the day, 9 March 2003
the eastern corner of the meadows
late in the day, 11 March 2006
the Carte National de la Suisse, 25,000 scale: 1241, Marchairuz
red dot indicates La Dunanche.
The blue dot indicates Le Bugnonet.
The yellow dot indicates La
chamois munching obliviously, 28 February 2004.
Dunanche, with La Dôle behind, 19 March 2006
view of La Dunanche farm (1117m) to the southwest, 2 February 2008
Dunanche, with La Dôle in the distance
very pretty tree, with the farm on the far side of it. Still no snowshoes needed.
Dunanche, with La Barillette television towers on the horizon
little touch of Appalachia, right here in Switzerland. No 1950s automobiles up
on cinderblocks, though.
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 20 March 2001, revised 27 March