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.


The Druchaux pasturage is on a broad shelf  at 1550 meters, for hikers a staging area in the approach to the top massif of Mont Tendre, directly to the north. 8 December 2003.

Walking up from the east, early April 2005

Druchaux in fast-melting snow, 3 April 2005

Looking out over Lake Geneva

Viewed from the west, 3 April 2005

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A dreary afternoon on 10 March 2001

Mr Chamois, surprised late in the day near the Druchaux farm, saunters off to dinner in the nearby Creux d'Enfer, oblivious to hidden hikers.

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Farms of the Jura in winter

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