If you are flexible on the start date for your trip, you can submit one application for a wide range of dates. [300 kb PDF] This is only for John Muir Trail Hikers (exiting Yosemite over Donohue Pass).
The trail is 211 miles long and runs (mostly in conjunction with the PCT) from Yosemite Valley to Mt Whitney, in California. Winding through the famed Sierra Nevada, the JMT visits some of the crown jewels of America’s park system: Yosemite, John Muir and Ansel Adams Wildernesses, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. The John Muir Trail section of the Pacific Crest Trail will mark you forever.