Don Bauder 4:30 p.m., Dec. 9
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Villager Peak, high in the Santa Rosa Mountains overlooking Borrego Springs, challenges off-trail hikers.
Dotted with weather-beaten pinyon pines, Villager Peak in the southern Santa Rosa Mountains rises nearly a mile above the lowlands of Anza-Borrego Desert. Serious "peak baggers" from around the state are drawn to its summit ...