In Hosea 2:14-15, God says to the Israelites, ‚ÄúTherefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her. There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. There she will respond as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt.”

Haleakala Sliding Sands Trail on Maui.
Yes, even Maui has places that seem hostile to life.