Man, Nate! What a frickin waste. Scotty and I just chatted about him last week on our way to westwater. The guy was a character for sure.
I remember driving to the Big South at a big level with Nate. We were driving through the fort and some lady was driving poorly and he pulls up next to her and starts barking out his window at her, funny as hell. You remember that Cambell? Then we arrive at cool world where he goes for a swim and is standing on this rock pissed and cussing at me as I paddle up to him. We then arrive at Double and I start to walk and he was like " WHAT ARE YOU DOING"? I look at him and say, "I don't think you can swim out of that hole at this level and I'm walking". He was like, "you can swim out of it, I swam out on Tues".LMAO! I look at him in disbelief and laugh, he smiles and says " I'll walk it if you don't tell anyone". I start laughing again and say fine, 15 minutes of waiting for Nate to walk I see him in the top hole getting pinned wheeled brutal and smiled that Nate went for it although I knew what was coming. After we drug his sorry arse out of the river he smiled and said I had to try it. That was Nate, always intense!
Glad to hear his wife and daughter are doing well.