Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Nikishka. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nikishka) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nikishka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.7028, Longitude: -151.4028 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Nikishka have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).