If there's one thing that British Columbia always amazes me is how many places there are yet to be explored, places that can only be seen on Google Maps satellite and there are no roads or trails to get to. Even though Rohr Lake doesn't fit in this particular category, it is still mostly unknown to most hiking enthusiasts. It's not hard to find information on the internet to get here, but it definitely doesn't appear on the list of British Columbia's most desired hiking destinations.
Rohr Lake is very close to an extremely popular destination: Joffre Lakes, and maybe that's why it has been under explored so far. Why bother coming here when you have another spectacular alpine lake close by and with proper infrastructure like parking, outhouse and camping.
Me, Patrick, Amanda and Jonathan went on a weekend adventure to camp at Rohr Lake and hike to the top of Mount Rohr.
The first section of the hike to the lake is boring, not much to see and extremely muddy, we did it in less than 2 hours with lots of stops to rest and drink water. After getting to the lake and finding a spot to set up camp, we rested for a good hour before heading to Mount Rohr, it took us around 3.5 hours to get to the top with some stops for photos. We watched the sunset from the summit and started going back down around 10pm when it was already getting dark. It took us 2 hours to get back to our tents and we star gazed around a campfire for a little while before sleeping. It was a fantastic night.
The next day we woke up, took a couple more photos of the lake and started packing our gear to hike down back to the car. Patrick decided to go for a cold dip in the lake and after that, we were back to the muddy trail fighting the gazillion mosquitoes. We were pretty tired and everything we wanted was a juicy burger to get all the calories back, which we got in Pemberton on our way back to Vancouver.
In total, we hiked in 24hours something around 25km with a total of 1200 meters of elevation. I'll let the photos speak for themselves.