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 du Mont Tendre

Chalet du Mont Tendre, 13 March 2005, Lac de Neuchâtel behind.

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The Chalet du Mont Tendre (1615 meters altitude) lies at the top of a paved road just 600 meters northeast of Mont Tendre summit. In summer, when the road is open, the farm doubles as a "buvette" and mountain restaurant for hikers and daytrippers, specializing (of course) in cheese dishes.

This is a stormy 7 April 2001, with the pylon on Mont Tendre summit in the background.

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A stormy sort of Saturday, 7 April 2001, with not much snow left on the ground. Over the next two weeks, nearly a meter and a half fell unexpectedly, and the mountain bikes and (for some) the bikinis went back into basement storage to rest up some more for summer.

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Viewed 7 April 2001 from the southwest, passing by on the way to Mont Tendre.

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Chalet du Mont Tendre, 7 April 2001, seen from the windswept summit pylon on Mont Tendre.

From the upper side, looking out over the plateau, a rainy 30 March 2002.

From the south, 16 November 2003

From the Carte National de la Suisse, 25,000 scale: 1221,  Le Sentier.

More photos of Mont Tendre

Sun and fun on Mont Tendre on skis, March 2005

More photos of Mont Tendre in the winter of 2003-2004

More photos of Mont Tendre in the winter of 2001

Various photos of Mont Tendre in the winter of 2001-2002

Snowshoeing on Mont Tendre, January 2000

Introductory photos of Mont Tendre in 1997

Some summer photos of Mont Tendre for a change, July 2002

Trees of Mont Tendre, May 2004

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Farms of the Jura in winter

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