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.]
lies at 1348m on the single-track farm road that leads up from the Col de la Givrine
northeastwards to Le Vermeilley and beyond.
was taken on a snowy 16 April 2005, walking up out of the Grande Combe.
too late now for this year, but the farm of La Genolière lies at the conjunction
of the crosscountry ski track from Givrine into the hinterlands as far as Marchairuz,
and beyond, and the packed-down walkers' trail to the restaurant montagnard at
Le Vermeilley -- just when folks are getting a little thirsty and peckish, so
there's a very nice buvette here in the depths of winter.
the Carte National de la Suisse, 25,000 scale: 1241, Marchairuz
Genolière is at the bottom right.
L'Arzière is the pink dot.
Les Coppettes is the green dot.
Le Sollier is the brown dot.
Le Noirmont's two little
summits are blue.
The Cabane du Carroz is a yellow
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 14 May 2005, revised 4 October 2008.