Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Savonoski. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Savonoski) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Savonoski. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 58.7172, Longitude: -156.8639 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Savonoski have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).