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.

Les Echadex

Les Echadex is found at 1365 meters on the summer mountain road leading from the village of Marchissy up to the Perroude de Marchissy, which lies on the Chemin des Crêtes transjurassien hiking trail southwest of  the Col du Marchairuz and the Crêt de la Neuve. April 2003.

The farm of Les Echadex (1365m). 9 April 2004

Les Echadex

The way we've just come, slaloming the fenceposts on our snowshoes for some reason

Les Echadex for most of its angles

9 April 2004

The long-distance hiking path the Chemin des Crêtes runs along just over that ridge from the Perroude de Marchissy to the Perroude du Vaud, at about 1430m.

The same day

We're looking to the southwest now, the way we've come.

That's enough for today, back into the forest.

Les Echadex commands a long SW-NE combe which lies in a sort of plateau between two steep areas on the front of the Jura. The limestone terrain forms an interesting complex of steep-sided and rocky little valleys, very easy to get turned about and lost in.

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Passing Les Echadex, 6 March 2005

Approaching Les Echadex from the northeast, 3 February 2008

3 February 2008

3 February 2008

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

The farm of Les Echadex (1365m), 1 April 2010

The farm of Les Echadex, as we go off the other way, with a wonderful glistering sunlit drifting of snow coming down on us

The pastures of Les Echadex are narrow and extremely long

Very extremely long

A discussion of Kant's categorical imperative near Les Echadex, April 2003.

Staring aux Echadex, 2005

From the nearby forests, December 2004

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Farms of the Jura in winter

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