I'm sure that Chip would have no problem. Can't guarantee that he wouldn't laugh at you.
I've seen AT gear used at WG but not trekkers. I haven't used them but have looked them over in a shop. I'd recommend renting and trying for yourself. Do the same for a true AT set up. The only place I know in the east where you can do this is Climb High in South Burlington, VT. Elsewhere you can rent at Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder and Mammoth Mountaineering in Mammoth Lakes. The Trekker is a clever idea and a good way to rent, get your feet wet and find out if you are going to like this kind of activity. However as a purchase I'm just not sure. They are clunky. Try before you buy.
Edited to add that big alpine boots are as big a liability as the Trekkers themselves. AT boots are much lighter, more comfortable and a pleasure to use in touring. Alpine boots, especially high performance boots are not pleasant in touring. The gear is a compromise of course; give up some control, gain much mobility and freedom. A bumper sticker from the early days of the Telemark revival comes to mind, "minimum equipment, maximum man". (apologies to the ladies, but that's what it said.)
Further edited to say that I took a fixed heel friend in the backcountry last year with just his regular alpine setup and a pair of my old Voile Snakeskins. (If you think the purists are rabid when they talk about Trekkers, just ask them about Snakeskins.
) I recommended that he open his top 2 buckles and loosen the others and go straight up. The slope was relatively mild and short and zig zagging was not needed. This worked quite well. His stride length was limited to a little less than mine with tele gear, but not too much.