Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Chulitna. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chulitna) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chulitna. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.8869, Longitude: -149.5831 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Chulitna have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).