Looking for something to do? Check out several short hikes (5 to 10 miles round trip) in the Carson Pass area. From Pioneer its about 45 minutes up Hwy 88 to the Carson Pass information Station and the Meiss trail head VIA the Pacific Crest Trail. Go north for Meiss Lake and Meiss Meadow or go south for the Mokelumne Wilderness area and Frog Lake and Lake Winnemucca. In August and September it is Spring up there and still some snow on the ground. The wild flowers are fantastic!
More information here: Carson Pass Information Station