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.]
Grand Cunay is a small double peak on the Chemin des Crêtes transjurassien hiking trail
between the Col du Marchairuz and the Col du Mollendruz, about 3.5 kilometres
out from Marchairuz.
two tops of Grand Cunay from Mont de Bière Devant, 22 March 2003. The farm
sits on the left one at 1567m.
farm at Grand Cunay, 5 March 2006.
the southwest, 5 March 2006. There is deeper snow throughout the area than there
has been in years, but Grand Cunay is always windswept and easier to walk on top
of than the approaches are.
Chemin des Crêtes passes right by here, at the trail signs at the corner
of the building.
farm on Grand Cunay from the north, March 2006.
second top of Grand Cunay (1603m), about ten minutes away to the northeast.
at Grand Cunay from near the windswept summit of the second part of Grand Cunay.
La Dôle is barely perceptible in the distance.
the northeast, March 2006
29 March 2009
Cunay at the top of the hill, looking east, 13 March 2005, the farm at Pré de
Denens in the foreground.
farm atop Grand Cunay, center, seen from Mont de Bière, 5 January 2003.
Cunay from the side of Mont de Bière, 9 January 2006
hike to Grand Cunay in pretty deep snow, March 2006
different route to Grand Cunay in pretty deep snow, March 2009
the Carte National de la Suisse, 25,000 scale: 1221, Le Sentier
12 April 2009
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 22 February 2001, revised 6 May 2009.