The 2006/7 winter dumped a lot of snow in the Cascades, which means most of the higher peaks will have significant snowpack well into August. Larry seems to have recent experience on Maude, and I'd second his recommendation regarding boots/ice ax/crampons and the knowledge required to use them. It's a large peak and not to be taken lightly, even on the scramble route, never mind the Entiat Icefall or North Face. What you could consider is using your Montrail's for the approach, stream crossings, etc and switching to nice, dry boots when the going gets borderline technical. Otherwise you've got beaucoup miles plus creek crossings in heavy boots, which will then be wet for the snow sections and even heavier on the return leg. Maude aside, I've been using Montrail Namche's all spring on and off trail/snow with good results, but the snow sections were east facing and soft by the time I got to them, eliminating the need for crampons, etc. Also, the further east you go, the less snow tends to be an issue. For instance, if you decide to try Mt Cashmere(just under 9000') over in the Icicle Creek drainage, you will have no problem with snow. A lot also depends on the aspect of the route you choose; east and south usually will be less problematic. Choose wisely and have a great five days!