Dwight Peck's farm photos

Farms of the Jura in winter

The 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.

La Bassine

La Bassine (1261m) lies at the top of a paved road leading up from the village of Bassins at the bottom of the forest (750m). 12 December 2009.


La Bassine looking a little spooky in the wet dusk.

The Swiss flag is flying, 6 December 2009.

A snowy 9 December 2006

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From the south

From the southeast

And from the northeast, 9 December 2006, the first real snow of the season

from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)

The paved farm road that passes La Bassine leads northeastward 9km through the Combe des Amburnex towards the Col du Marchairuz and down, at the bottom of the map, 9.6km to the village of Bassins at the bottom of the forest (750m).

Dairy products on sale in the summer

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Farms of the Jura in winter

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