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La Dôle

The Jura's answer to the Alps

Having already celebrated beautiful Mont Tendre, one of the two really nice peaks in the southwestern Jura mountains near Geneva, one turns now to La Dôle, with its aeroport radar facilities on top.

La Dôle (1677m) from the Pointe de Poêle Chaud, 2 April 2006

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La Dôle and its fancy radar stuff, looking past Pointe de Poęle Chaud from the Fin Château, February 2000.

From Pointe de Poêle Chaud, April 2006

La Dôle on the right, the Pointe de Poęle Chaud in the center, 30 December 2003.

A chamois guy on a rainy day, May 2002.

Prof. Pirri on the La Vulliette side, a rainy day in May 2002.

May 2004

May 2004

La Dôle on a windy 11 December 2005

From near La Pile Dessus, 24 December 2005

La Dôle with chamois, April 2004

La Dôle in May (2006)

Why is La Dôle, like Mont Tendre, so valued by former Alpine-dwellers in this corner of the world? Answer: Trees.  That is to say, NO Trees.  Mont Tendre and La Dôle are the only peaks on the southwestern end of the Swiss Jura Mountains that stick out of the tree line!  Like La Chasseral and the Weissenberg in the northern Jura, it's a little mountain that -- in the right light, in the right weather -- sometimes feels like a mountain.

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La Dôle in pix
Basic La Dôle
La Dôle at all seasons
La Dôle with cute chamois
La Dôle from nearby Poêle Chaude
Jura Farms: La Chalet de la Dôle

From the Col de Porte, 2 April 2006

La Dôle from Les Tuffes in France, May 2007

La Dôle, from the top of the Pointe de Fin de Château, 16 March 2003, with Pointe de Poele Chaud intervening

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