Quite possibly the most bizarre abuse seen at an arch. Located in Pulaski County, I thought that possibly years ago there must have been an official trail to this arch as there are rock steps leading down below the cliff line. But that may not be the case. As you continue reading, I think there is a different story as to who put the rock steps in. Not sure what was going on here, perhaps someone was wanting to make the arch into a home. There were two 4 x 4, five foot tall treated pieces of lumber sunk deep into the ground right under the span. Besides the man made pillars a stone wall was built that leads from nearby Doorway Arch to Mt. Victory. There was a lot of trash along with some type of plastic sheeting which could have been originally intended for a shelter. I think whoever built the rock wall also went to the trouble to build the steps and I will be honest, they did a good job with the steps. Last year Jim Scheff and Tina Marie Johnson ,of Kentucky Heartwood, stopped by and cleaned up and hauled out a lot of the trash. A couple weeks after Jim stopped by, myself and Chris Morris paid a visit and I got the last of the wood pillars out of the ground. Unfortunately you could see where someone had built a fire under the rock recess next to Doorway Arch. There's still a little clean up that needs to happen here, an old carpet is spread out beneath the arch but I have a feeling it will take more than two people to carry it out because it is loaded with sand and dirt.
Check out Mount Victory and Doorway Arches in the database.