This is the standard connection between the Skinner Hut and Betty Bear Hut. Travel the suggested route west along the ridge for 1/4 mile until you get onto Hagerman pass road and follow it as it climbs to the summit of Hagerman Pass. Take the road down the west side of the pass for 1/4 mile to 11,800 feet. Leave the road here and take a dropping traverse SW to the Hagerman Tunnel portal (11,520 feet). Follow a snow-covered road SW then W from the portal as it traverses around the head of the drainage to an open saddle at 11,400 feet. Continue W from the saddle downhill 1 mile to Lily Pad Lake. Ski NW along the west side of the lake, then swing W for 1/8 mile through timber to Betty Bear Hut at 11,100 feet.