Dolores. A name to inspire memories. The grocery has Vigo brand rolled anchovies with capers; Midnight Moon goat gouda; an assortment of chevres and bries; a cold case stocked with a variety of made-in-the-store quiches, baked sirloin roast; lasagna and other delights. The meat case looks fresh enough to eat raw and there's Ducktrap (wildcaught in Maine) Herring in wine and/or cream sauce and the WSJ & the New York Times !! And open, fast wifi !! And the pies!!!! (see comments)
There's water in the city park at the south end of town, but for drinking I recommend the water/ice dispenser across from the Riverside Convenience store....$0.25/gal.
The people passing through are from all over the world. It's a jumping off/resupply place the likes of which are rare -- the grocery in Driggs, Idaho comes to mind. Perhaps you know others?
Thanks to Mark Johnson's suggestion (Box Canyon Blog), I found cooler temps in the "hills" along County Road 38 between Dolores and Rico. It goes north off highway 145 a few miles west of Stoner then reconvenes a few miles north of Rico. Thanks, Mark!
A vestigial fire ring.