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Mondo Croquet at Summer Lake Hot Springs

Let’s just say…


Sure, Burning Man is fun, but what if you want to go out to the desert and relax?  That’s where Summer Lake Hot Springs comes in.  It’s about half-way from Portland to Gerlach.  It’s inexpensive to stay, read some books, sit in the hot water and goof off.  And many people on their way to or from Burning Man stop here for a rest.  So, held some Mondo Croquet games.


the pitch



And a Fine Time Was Had By All…

16 Years of Mondo Croquet…


This was the first year the park officials noticed us.  They strongly suggested that next year we obtain a permit.  Hey, it’s only $1,000 to have them review the permit application!  Sure, we’ll get right on that.

We had plenty of fun anyway.  Two games running concurrently until 6pm.  Jolly Good!

Click here to enjoy the photos.

Click here if you have some you’d like to contribute to our photo archive.

We got a nice write-up on the Portland Sports blog here: http://www.portlandsports.com/rec-sports/16th-annual-mondo-croquet-mad-hatter-picnic/

And another on PDX Pipeline: http://pdxpipeline.com/2013/07/24/portland-mondo-croquet-mad-hatter-picnic-pictures-2/

Stay tuned!  More fun to come!


Michael Pearce

In loving memory of our friend Michael Pearce. RIP 2013

Our 16th year!


When: July 28th, High Noon until about 5pm

Where: NW Park ave and Everett, Portland Oregon


  • Bring a bowling ball and a sledgehammer.  Don’t worry if you don’t have, we’ve got plenty of extras to loan out
  • You’ll enjoy yourself more if you’re dressed appropriately in lawn whites, or Mad Hatter gear, or simply appropriately inappropriate.  Peruse some of our photos for ideas
  • Bring along something to share for the picnic and something cold to drink
  • …and you might want a chair

(Here’s a google map if you think you might get lost)

Tell your friends!  Taunt your enemies!

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Group Photo


New Web Site!

Lord Peters

Lord Peters

Ladies and gentlemen, a mere 12-something years after launching the first web site for Mondo Croquet, I have launched a brand new site!


Here you will find photos going back to 1997, the very first year we played, the occasional video, instructions and hopefully other helpful items.

It is true that am involved with building web sites for a living.  However, I am not a designer.  Normally I shape other people’s hopes and dreams into a series of tasks and milestones that engineers and designers turn into a web site.  Sometime I take a designer’s mockups or a stack of design elements and build the site myself.

In this case, my sole design element is our photo archive which I’ve endeavored to port to this new format.

Feedback?  Suggestions? More photos?  Contact me and let me know.

This new site is just another step on our long journey to taking over the Summer Olympics.  There’s lots of stuff to do here yet.  Stay tuned.

And stay beautiful.

— Your Lord Peters