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Charles Kelly, File, Associated Press
In this July 18, 1970 file photo, high wire artist Karl Wallenda nears the end of his walk on a high wire across the gorge, 750-feet high, at Tallulah Falls, Ga. Wallenda’s grandson, Nik Wallenda wants to recreate the Georgia walk this summer. Organizers had hoped Nik Wallenda would cross the gorge at the upcoming Tallulah Gorge Skywalk Celebration June 19-28, 2015.

ATLANTA — High-wire walker Nik Wallenda plans to appear at a summer celebration marking his great-grandfather's walk over Tallulah Gorge in the north Georgia mountains.

But the younger daredevil, who hopes he can one day repeat Karl Wallenda's 1970 trek over the gorge, will have his feet planted firmly on the ground.

Organizers had hoped Nik Wallenda would cross the gorge at the upcoming Tallulah Gorge Skywalk Celebration June 19-28.

Teka Earnhardt of the Rabun County Convention & Visitors Bureau said organizers had estimated up to 100,000 people would show up to see Wallenda cross the gorge. She said Wallenda's management told organizers that crossing the gorge didn't fit into his schedule this summer.

Earnhardt said Wallenda still plans to show up to meet fans.