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.]
the well (citerne)
at 1337 meters on the skinny Route de Montagne, at the intersection which leads
either to the Swiss Alpine Club cabane de Cunay or to the Pré de St. Livres, this
three-sided shed and cisterne frequently affords good parking in the 'Tween-seasons
for walks upward in many directions. 10 March 2007.
some reason, the name "Eparçillon" was
included in the Swiss 25k-scale map dated 1955, but is (although shown) not named
in the edition dated 2000 (as below). Now, according to local signposting, it's considered to be part of the alpage of La Foirausaz.
Marching past an 'unnamed spot' on snowshoes,
heading south-southwest, 18 February 2001.
to one's automobile at the snowline on the Route des Montagnes, below the Eparçillon
citerne, February 2001.
snowless on 3 April 2005, from the northwest
April 2005, from the northeast
from the southwest, on the Route des Montagnes
week later, 9 April 2005, and we're back in the soup again.
the Carte National de la Suisse, 25,000 scale: 1241, Marchairuz. The pink
dot shows Eparçillon, the citerne (well); the green dot shows the farm of Pré
de St Livres.
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 2 March 2001, revised 17 April