The purpose of this Survey is to understand how many members of the Yahoo or Facebook John Muir Trail Groups belong to the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA). The reason for discovery is that the PCTA works closely with regulatory authorities pertinent to the national parks and forests that contain the John Muir Trail. With the current 2013 severe fire restriction rules in place for areas south of Yosemite National Park, it impacts JMT hikers who are confused over the ambiguous rules pertaining to the use of alcohol, esbit and/or wood-chip stoves, regardless if such stoves are 100% self-contained and protected against causing a fire outside of the stove. "Controlled flame devices such as portable stoves fueled by petroleum or LPG products are allowed by permit." is the rule in question. The usage of the term "such as" followed by the list does not clearly cover the three other fuel stove types. It is the desire of this survey to demonstrate to the PCTA that X-number of JMT members are PCTA members and X-number of JMT hikers, regardless of their membership, are using such stoves. This can help the PCTA work with authorities and the JMT group(s).