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.]
Frasses farm on a blustery
cold day, 16 December 2000. Les Frasses lies at 1244 meters on the summer mountain
road leading from the village of Longirod up to the Crêt de la Neuve.
2 February 2003
February 2003, with Geneva in the background
Les Frasses lies at
the foot of the 1300m wall that runs all along the Lake Geneva side of the Jura
mountains between Marchairuz and Le Planet overlooking St. Cergue. This is on
a grey 12 February 2006.
the Carte National de la Suisse, 25,000 scale: 1241, Marchairuz
red dot indicates Les Frasses.
The blue dot shows La Neuve farm.
The brown dot indicates Perroude
The yellow dot indicates Les Echadex.
The green dot shows Petit Prés de Rolle.
purple dot shows the top of the Crêt de
The pink dot shows the cavern called the Glacière
de St. George.
tank at Les Frasses
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All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 26 February 2001, revised 12 October 2008.