Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Bearpaw. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bearpaw) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bearpaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.0828, Longitude: -150.6833 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Bearpaw have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).