Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Upper McKinley Crossing. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Upper McKinley Crossing) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Upper McKinley Crossing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.8950, Longitude: -149.5483 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Upper McKinley Crossing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).