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.]
Communal pastures and
a three-sided stone hut 2 kilometres northeast of the Col du Marchairuz, at 1530
meters altitude, only about 400 meters east of the Chemin des Crêtes transjurassien
hiking trail between the Col du Marchairuz and the Col du Mollendruz. From
the ridge just SW, 1530m, on a sunny 5 January 2003.
15 January 2006
at the shed on Mont de Bière, 2 January 2004
near sundown on a stormy day, 7 March 2004.
the Carte National de la Suisse, 25,000 scale: 1241, Marchairuz. The
green dot indicates Mont de Bière, the red one shows Mont de Bière
The cowshed at the top of the meadow, just below the 1530m ridge behind it, 5 April 2010.
Grand Cunay to the north
The shed at Mont de Bière and its cisterne
The shed at Mont de Bière and its cisterne bis, April 2010
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 25 February 2001, revised 16 April 2010.