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.]
on a blustery cold day, 16 December 2000. Though at only 1056 meters altitude,
La Goncerue is quite isolated, lying halfway between the mountain roads leading
up from the villages of Marchissy and Longirod. (We took this camera up to the
dechetterie the next day and gave it a hasty burial.)
Goncerue from out of the forests below, 13 February 2005.
the Carte National de la Suisse, 25,000 scale: 1241, Marchairuz
the northeast, February 2005
the south, March 2005
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 26 February 2001, revised 24 September 2008.