... Ken Walker in Chester. When we stayed in Stowe a couple of years ago, Ken came up and met us near Camelback and then guided us up to the Long Trail (on a very wet and chilly day).
I was on part of the Long Trail today, it shares a few miles with the AT. Maybe the same part you were on.
We were on a little bit of the southern part, near Williams College, and then, later, further north than you are now.