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Winter 2003-2004

wonderful wintry fun in the country the neo-cons have so far overlooked

A photographic expedition to the Joux de Bière

It's chilly work, but somebody's got to do it.

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

With an afternoon free from important responsibilities (as if), we're slipping out to get some photos of the Joux de Bière for our Farms of the Jura series, 13 March 2004.

There it is, spied from amongst the trees on a little ridge to the north.

"Joux", according to Henri Suter, comes from a medieval Latin word for a high forest in the mountains, and presumably the pastures here belong to the commune of Bière down the hill.

The farm of Pré de Bière, the 'meadows of Bière', is over on the northern side of the Marchairuz road.

One of the main cross-country ski tracks runs along that combe in the background, and a spur or loop of it comes up right on the far side of the farm building.


Now we'll clamber down off this little ridge and investigate a little more closely.

Still from the northeast side

And now from the southwestern side

From the northwest

From due west. The Col du Marchairuz is completely invisible up the hill behind it.

And now it's time to go home.

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

Winter 2003-4

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