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 Yens, which sells fresh goat cheese to hikers in the summer, lies at 1589 meters
altitude and is the staging point for the last walk up to the summit of Mont Tendre,
which in winter is normally rather iced over by strong winds from the west and
presents several fine, large cornices before one reaches the summit ridge. (19
the side of Mont Tendre to the south, April 2001, with France at the top of the
on 19 January 2003.
Chalet de Yens, 14 December 2004.
de Yens from the northeast, 13 March 2005
du Servan at 1555m just SW of the Chalet de Yens on the Chemin des Crêtes transjurassien
hiking trail between the Cols of Marchairuz and Mollendruz. (19 March 2000)
the Carte National de la Suisse, 25,000 scale: 1221, Le Sentier. From left to
The violet dot indicates Croset au Boucher.
The pale blue dot indicates
the Cabane du Servan.
The red dot indicates La Racine.
The dark green
dot indicates the Chalet de Yens.
The lime green dot indicates the little
refuge Bon Accueil ("warm welcome").
The yellow dot indicates the
farm at Pré de'Etoy.
The dark blue dot indicates the Mazel farm.
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 15 March 2001, most recently updated
11 January 2006.