Wallenda eyes 2015 date to cross Georgia gorge

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ATLANTA (AP) — High wire walker Nik Wallenda has a date in mind for crossing a nearly 1,000-foot deep gorge in the northeast Georgia mountains, 45 years after his great grandfather accomplished the feat.

Wallenda's representatives said Friday that he intends to walk across Tallulah Gorge on or very near July 18, 2015.

That will be the 45th anniversary of the day Karl Wallenda successfully crossed it as an estimated 30,000 spectators watched.

Kim Hatcher, a spokeswoman with Georgia State Parks, says the walk would bring national exposure to Tallulah Gorge State Park and generate interest among a new generation of visitors.

The Sarasota resident recently announced plans to perform in a twice-daily show this summer at the Darien Lake amusement park in western New York.