Generations of students have been chatting, flirting, snoozing, studying and people-watching on “Log Ramps” since Lloyd Hamrol installed the sculpture in 1974.
Hamrol always meant for students to be a part of “Log Ramps.” The sculpture is designed for climbing and sitting—a perfect base for socializing—and Hamrol even worked with students to build the four ramps lined with local Douglas fir and western red cedar.
Hamrol originally wanted to place the sculpture in the fields on the south end of campus, but decided to put it closer to the Environmental Studies building where it was easier to sink the ramps deep into the ground. Made of natural materials that age with time, Log Ramps has been reconstructed several times, most recently in 2020.
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© Lloyd Hamrol, Log Ramps, 1974. Photo courtesy of WWU Libraries Campus History Collection