If sometimes you get a error message saying “You do not have permission to access this page”. The chances are that it is a subscription forum. WhiteBlaze has a section of forums on the site that you have to subscribe to in order to read. The forums are for either very sensitive discussions that have gotten out of hand or have nothing to do with the Appalachian Trail. We do this in order to keep the main part of WhiteBlaze about the Appalachian Trail, but have provided an area for that those want to discuss other things not relating to the AT, so that those that do not want to read it do not have to.
If you get this message then go to your USERCP in the navigation bar and scroll down the left side until you see GROUP MEMBERHSIPS and click on it. From here you will be able to subscribe to these other forums. After you have done this you should be able to see the posts that you may not have been able to see before.