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.

Chalet de Yens

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The Chalet de Yens, which sells fresh goat cheese to hikers in the summer, lies at 1589 meters altitude and is the staging point for the last walk up to the summit of Mont Tendre, which in winter is normally rather iced over by strong winds from the west and presents several fine, large cornices before one reaches the summit ridge. (19 March 2000)

Foggy late afternoon, 19 January 2003

Another foggy afternoon at the Chalet de Yens, 14 December 2004.

Setting off on the long plod back to Marchairuz

Chalet de Yens from the northeast, 13 March 2005

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The Cabane du Servan at 1555m just SW of the Chalet de Yens on the Chemin des Crêtes transjurassien hiking trail between the Cols of Marchairuz and Mollendruz. (19 March 2000)

More photos of Mont Tendre

Sun and fun on Mont Tendre on skis, March 2005

More photos of Mont Tendre in the winter of 2003-2004

More photos of Mont Tendre in the winter of 2001

Various photos of Mont Tendre in the winter of 2001-2002

Snowshoeing on Mont Tendre, January 2000

Introductory photos of Mont Tendre in 1997

Some summer photos of Mont Tendre for a change, July 2002

Trees of Mont Tendre, May 2004

Sunset, January 1997

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Farms of the Jura in winter

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