|Mt. Rainier. Photo by Yvonne Baur.|
Making it to the top of any mountain feels like an accomplishment, but making it to the top of a volcano sounds especially exotic. You don’t have to venture to Hawaii to do it, either; Western states that lie within the legendary Ring of Fire have their share of Vulcan peaks - some burly beasts, some elegant cones. Here are six Western winners worth bagging in your lifetime.