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.

Chalet des Combes

The Chalet des Combes (1488 meters) lies along the cross-country ski route from Marchairuz to Mollendruz.

1 January 2002

A grey afternoon, 20 February 2005

Returning towards Marchairuz later in the day, 20 February 2005

From the side of Grand Cunay above, 6 March 2006

25 April 2009, with flowers

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A blustery afternoon, 24 February 2001

And a very blustery afternoon 18 years later, 11 February 2019

The wind was clocked here on 11 February 2019 at just short of 50km per hour.

Briefly out of the wind

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

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Sunset from a ridge between the Chalet des Combes and the Pré de Denens, 7 January 2001.

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Farms of the Jura in winter

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