Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Nuchek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Nuchek) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nuchek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 60.3333, Longitude: -146.6553 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Nuchek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).