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.]
de Marchissy, at 1429m, lies on the transjurassien hiking trail the Chemin des
Crêtes, along the Jura ridgeline between the Crêt de la Neuve to the
northeast and the farm Perroude du Vaud to the southwest. 12 December 2004
in a lightly raining afternoon, 1 April 2002.
single-lane paved road dead-ends here from the village of Marchissy at the bottom
of the forest, 600 meters lower down the mountain.
the summer, when the road is open, a buvette, or light restaurant, is open here
at the weekends for the hikers and local farmers.
trail signs show, from the other side, the landmarks along the path -- the red-and-yellow
diamond sign is the special trailmarker for the Chemin des Crêtes.
the Carte National de la Suisse, 25,000 scale: 1241, Marchairuz
The red dot
indicates Perroude de Marchissy, and the small blue one, some anthills.
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 10 August 2002, revised 2 July