A short drive from Bralorne, situated just outside of Lillooet is (in my opinion) one of BC’s fastest trails, Della Creek. Located in the rain shadow of the Coast Mountains Lillooet is generally dryer and warmer then the climate surrounding Whistler, this day was no different with the temperature sitting at a sticky 37° C. Della is a cult classic for residents of the Sea to Sky, with conditions ranging from perfectly tacky in the spring and fall to perfectly dusty in the middle of summer. The trail starts high on Mt. Askom with a portion generally reserved for the sado-masochist to climb or the clever rider to heli drop. Della is long and fast, starting at the mid point as we did still nets a 15 minute sustained descent. Fairclough put on a clinic redefining what ‘fast on a trail bike’ means, while Kj’s head was spinning at the potential freeride lines to be dug in the lower rolling hills.
With our final drone shot in the can on the infamous luge track section of Della it was a race to get back to Pemberton before the Pony Espressos’ kitchen was to close. Our tour of some the finest riding BC has to offer, found in the remote corners of places you would never expect might become an annual pre-Crankworx tradition.