Three parties heading up to do the Trough on the same day?! That's just wild. Seems like it used to just get done a few times over the season.
I think threads like this are a mixed blessing. They are really great for sharing information about conditions, etc., that, BITD, you just didn't have access to unless you knew someone who was in the know. I would have loved to have this info back when I was young and hungry and had the time to act on it (compared to now, where I'm older, still hungry but have zero time--boo hoo). At the same time, they permit of a convergence like what x15x15 mentioned. Nothing in this world is perfect I guess.
Here's to wishing everyone gets a decent shot this winter.