Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Kennicott. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kennicott) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kennicott. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.4864, Longitude: -142.8864 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Kennicott have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).