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.

Pré de St-Livres

The farm of the Pré (or alpine meadow) de St-Livres, at 1359m, 16 February 2002. The farm is at the top of one of the two branches of the Route des Montagnes (the other leads towards the Alpine Club hut at Cunay). The single-lane paved road leads on to Correntine and then ends.

The southeast side on 12 April 2004. The ridge above, to the northwest, drops over to the meadows of Petit Cunay and the top of the Swiss Jura. The trees just to the right of the farm encircle the big hole called the Glacière de St-Livres.

11 April 2004, with the ski club hut just visible above the upper chimney.

11 April 2004, seen from near the Glacière de St-Livres

Looking towards Mondisé and Correntine. 11 April 2004. The village of St-Livres is down by the lake, near Aubonne.

Still 11 April 2004, from the south

3 April 2005

The ski-club hut overlooking Pré de St Livres from the ridge above, 31 March 2001 (at 1548m on the map below).

Hut overlooking Pré de St Livres, 31 March 2001.

Pré de St-Livres farm from the ridge above, 31 March 2001, Lake Geneva in the background.

Pré de St-Livres farm from the ridgeline above, May 2001.

The hut seen from Pré de St-Livres, 3 April 2005

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

19 April 2009

30 April 2013

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Farms of the Jura in winter

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