US Route 141, in Michigan, is a very rural north-south route across western portions of the Upper Peninsula. US Route 141's overall purpose is to provide a more direct alternative to US Route 41's indirect and jagged route from Green Bay, Wisconsin, up to the Keweenaw. US Route 41 detours to the east so it can serve larger population centers, like Marinette, Menominee, Escanaba, and Marquette, but US Route 141 conforms to a more direct north-south routing. As US Route 141 makes its way northward, it first encounters the state of Michigan by crossing the Menominee River, from Niagara, Wisconsin, to Quinnesec, Michigan. US Route 141 joins US Route 2 westward through Iron Mountain, and then actually jumps back into Wisconsin. US Route 2 and US Route 141 run concurrently through Florence, Wisconsin, and then bend northerly to return to Michigan. At Crystal Falls, US Route 2 breaks away to continue westerly, and US Route 141 independently heads north across the bulk of the Upper Peninsula. US Route 141 is a two-lane, high-speed route for most of its length in Michigan, failing to pass through any sizeable towns after Crystal Falls. At US Route 141's northern end, it joins Michigan Highway 28 east for a few miles. Then, a junction with US Route 41 near Covington terminates US Route 141, while Michigan Highway 28 is allowed to continue east on a concurrency with US Route 41.
My photo of US Route 141 shows a northbound trailblazer in Crystal Falls, Michigan. This is the first northbound reassurance marker visible to those following US Route 141 as it splits from US Route 2. This photo was taken at the end of July, 2022, on the way to the Keweenaw Peninsula. This trip would include jaunts to Drummond Island and Alpena as well.