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.

Grand Croset Dessus

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At 1473 meters on the cross-country ski trail that runs some 18 kilometers between the Col de Mollendruz and the Col du Marchairuz, Grand Croset Dessus, or Upper Grand Croset, is part of a complex of pastures and farm buildings that includes Grand Croset Dessous (Lower G. C.) a kilometer NW down the hill, and Petit Croset 1.5 kilometers to the north.

Dr Pirri approaching Grand Croset on 9 March 2002, with the Grand Cunay peeking over from behind.

Discussions about lunch at Grand Croset

Dr Pirri scoping the Grand Croset farm

Hikers passing by Le Grand Croset Dessus on their way to lunch, impatiently.

Time for lunch, 9 March 2002

Le Grand Croset Dessus farm, early March 2002

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Farms of the Jura in winter

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