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 (Genčve) to Basel (Bāle), 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.

La Givrine

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La Givrine lies at 1236 meters just above the rail stop of the "little red train" rail station at the Col de la Givrine. [The Little Red Train runs from the small city of Nyon on Lake Geneva up the mountain through the Swiss village of St. Cergue, over the pass at Givrine, and down into France at La Cūre.]

This was taken on 17 February 2002, toward the end of nearly a two-month drought of snow.

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The stupendous view from La Givrine at any season looks past the col to La Dôle, with its Geneva airport radar fixtures, a wonderful sight in any weather. Like this . . .

There's La Dôle up there in the background (Poêle Chaud on the left horizon). This is 17 February 2002.

3 January 2004

29 November 2015

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

The little red train passing along the Col de la Givrine between La Cure (France) and Nyon (Switzerland)

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Farms of the Jura in winter

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