Obi Kaufmann at the Boots Ball Fundraiser

Saturday Mar 03 2018   2:00 PM
Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center  401 Tilting T Dr, Borrego Springs, CA  map

Join us in your “desert dressy” and finest hiking boot fashion for an afternoon of fun while we explore visions of the next fifty years for Anza-Borrego Foundation. Enjoy live music, food by Kesling’s Kitchen, and a silent and live auction. Special guest Obi Kaufmann: poet, artist, and advocate for wilderness defense and conservation.

Tickets are $51 each. For more information, visit Anza-Borrego Foundation’s website.

Obi KaufmannGrowing up in the East Bay as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist, Obi Kaufmann spent most of high school practicing calculus and breaking away on weekends to scramble around Mount Diablo and map its creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood, he would regularly journey into the mountains, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. For Kaufmann, the epic narrative of the California backcountry holds enough art, science, mythology, and language for a hundred field atlases to come. When he is not backpacking, you can find the painter-poet at his desk in Oakland, posting @coyotethunder #trailpaintings on social media. His website is