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.]
Les Echadex is found
at 1365 meters on the summer mountain road leading from the village of Marchissy
up to the Perroude de Marchissy, which lies on the Chemin des Crêtes transjurassien
hiking trail southwest of the Col du Marchairuz and the Crêt de la Neuve.
2004, an exhilirating but dreary day, approaching Les Echadex up the long meadow
from the southwest.
southwest, towards Perroude du Vaud, April 2004
Echadex commands a long SW-NE combe which lies in a sort of plateau between two
steep areas on the front of the Jura. The limestone terrain forms an interesting
complex of steep-sided and rocky little valleys, very easy to get turned about
and lost in.
Les Echadex, 6 March 2005
the Carte National de la Suisse, 25,000 scale: 1241, Marchairuz
yellow dot indicates Les Echadex.
The red dot indicates Les Frasses.
The blue dot shows La
The brown dot indicates Perroude
The green dot shows Petit Prés
The farm of Les Echadex (1365m), 1 April 2010
The farm of Les Echadex, as we go off the other way, with a wonderful glistering sunlit drifting of snow coming down on us
The pastures of Les Echadex are narrow and extremely long
Very extremely long
discussion of Kant's categorical imperative near Les Echadex, April 2003.
Echadex farm late on a blustery cold day, 16 December 2000.
aux Echadex, 2005
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 26 February 2001, revised 14 April 2010.