Pahoehoe is the Hawaiian word for a ropy, wrinkled-looking lava flow. The smooth surface makes a sharp contrast to blocky aaflows, Hawaiis other common lava flow type. Often, a single lava flow can switch back and forth between pahoehoe and aa as conditions such as slope steepness and loss of gas and heat change.
(Jana's POV) "So we're supposed to drink this?" Leon says suspiciously eying the lava river. "I guess," I admit and I get on my knees so I'm closer to the river. Leon coughs as he replicates my actions. He scoops his hands into the lava and jeers lightly, "To surviving." I dive my hands in and I'm surprised that the Phlegethon is almost on the cool side. "To surviving." I agree and I bring my hands to my lips. I take a gulp and I and I immediately feel nauseous because it tastes that awful.