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.

Perroude de Marchissy

Perroude de Marchissy, at 1429m, lies on the transjurassien hiking trail the Chemin des Crêtes, along the Jura ridgeline between the Crêt de la Neuve to the northeast and the farm Perroude du Vaud to the southwest. 12 December 2004

Here in a lightly raining afternoon, 1 April 2002.

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A single-lane paved road dead-ends here from the village of Marchissy at the bottom of the forest, 600 meters lower down the mountain.

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In the summer, when the road is open, a buvette, or light restaurant, is open here at the weekends.

The hiking trail signs show, from the other side, the landmarks along the path -- the red-and-yellow diamond sign is the special trailmarker for the Chemin des Crêtes.

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

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Farms of the Jura in winter

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