"Take the the confusing one. Head to the north side of the parking lot and begin on the North Fork Big Wood River trail, or FST 128."
This is wrong. You do want to take the North Fork Trail, but it is not on the NORTH side of the trailhead area. That's actually the West Fork Trail. The North Fork Trail is on the east side of the area. I followed the trail from the North Side today and it took me many miles and atop an unnamed ridge point before I realized Ryan was miles and valleys away