Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Elephant Point. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elephant Point) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elephant Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 66.2597, Longitude: -161.3461 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Elephant Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).